Accounting Technicians

£24,982 to £27,741
19 Nov 2021
05 Dec 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We are going through major change in North Yorkshire as we prepare for a new single council to run all district and county council services from April 2023 and the Finance team is at the heart of this change.

We are looking for talented individuals to support us and our clients through this change and beyond ensuring high quality financial management services shape the new Council and continue to provide valued support to our customers into the future.

Our Team

Our Finance Team provides financial support and advice to internal customers within North Yorkshire County Council, and also provides services to Schools and Early Years Providers as well as external customers including the North Yorkshire Pension Fund, the North Yorkshire Moors National Park Service and currently Selby District Council, Ryedale District Council and Scarborough Borough Council. Services are also provided to the Council’s traded services including North Yorkshire Education Service and the Council’s wholly owned companies operating within the Brierley Group.

The role

As an Accounting Technician, you will play a key role in the delivery of the Finance function of the Council, focusing on specific aspects of our services. Our team supports a range of clients and although our roles are generic and subject to rotation. Currently we are have vacancies for accounting technicians in the external client’s team supporting district councils and a national park and in the commercial team, supporting Council owned companies and traded services

You will work with colleagues on your functional team to provide financial information, advice and support. You will assist budget managers with their queries and provide support to your team colleagues on projects that require financial input. Involved in a wide variety of work including supporting budget managers with their financial queries, you will undertake financial modelling and contributing to the preparation of statistical returns and closedown of accounts.

What you will bring

To be successful you will be a qualified (level 4) accounting technician of the Association of Accounting Technicians or equivalent body preferably with some post qualification experience, or hold the Certificate level of the CIPFA professional qualification. You will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal. You will have significant experience of operating financial systems and can use Microsoft products to a high standard of efficiency, and you will have the skills to input to basic to moderately complex business cases and modelling exercises

Working for us

In return, we can offer you opportunity to develop your skills and experience, and progress your career whilst making a real difference to the work of our diverse range of clients.

We want you to work to live, not live to work, we want you to enjoy the things in life that really matter to you and this is important to us. We can offer you a varied and rewarding career and a range of employee benefits including a competitive salary, generous leave entitlement, flexible working hours, a government pension scheme, a salary sacrifice scheme to support career development and access to our ‘Everybody Benefits’ package which includes a variety of retail discounts. You will have the flexibility to work from home, visiting office and client premises as business needs require.

Whilst you as a candidate are applying for a vacancy with an individual District, Borough or the County Council, if you are successfully appointed, you will become an employee of your council only up to March 2023. From April 2023 their employment contract will migrate to a newly formed unitary Council.

Contact and apply

For an informal discussion about the accountant role, please contact: Peter Williams, Head of Finance (External Clients) email: , David Williams, Head of Finance (Commercial) email: or Alison Godfrey, Senior Accountant (External Clients & Commercial) e-mail:

Key dates:

Closing date: Sunday 5th December

Interviews: week commencing 12th December