Finance Business Partner and Directorate Accountant

Finance Business Partner and Directorate Accountant
Permanent, full time (37 hrs per week)
Scale PO2, Salary £34,538 – £37,306
(With potential for an additional market supplement)

Rutland is one of the best places in the country to live, learn, work, play and visit. We may be the smallest Unitary Authority in England, but we can offer fantastic opportunities to make a real difference to the lives of the residents in our local community. This is your chance to become part of a great team, delivering great services throughout the County.

The Finance Team is a key part of Rutland County Council and is looking for two exceptional individuals to join us. The team provide strategic financial advice to support the council’s planning and operational activity. We work in collaboration with operational teams and partners to ensure financial and commercial services deliver the agreed outcomes in our medium term financial plan.

We are going through a period of exciting change and we would like you to join us on this journey. You will support and enable the delivery of high quality services to the residents, businesses and visitors to Rutland.

The Finance Business Partner role will be responsible for the effective delivery of Exchequer services (payroll, debtors and creditors) alongside management of the Council’s financial systems, treasury, insurance and banking functions. A key part of this role will be to drive systems improvement across the whole organisation.

The Directorate Accountant role will be responsible for directly supporting operational teams in budget setting, monitoring and final accounts. The role will also be involved in providing financial advice on strategic and operational projects.

To be successful in either role, you will need advanced computer skills, the ability to question and analyse data and to present it in a coherent and user friendly format. You will be CCAB qualified (or finalist) and have the ability to manage people effectively and drive the service forward. A flexible, motivated attitude and the ability to work unsupervised when necessary is also required in what can at times be a pressurised environment.

Please visit our website for a full Job Description. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Andrew Merry, Finance Manager on 01572 758152 or email

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.

Closing Date: 20 November 2017 Interview Date: 04 December 2017

To apply: Visit to apply online and to find out more about what we do.

Alternatively, email: call 01572 722577 for an application pack.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.


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