Senior Accountant

Uttlesford District is consistently identified as one of the best places to live in the UK. We're ideally located, with easy access to London and Cambridge and an international airport on our doorstep and yet, the district still retains its rural character, alongside its market towns and villages.

Your new role

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance, you will manage a small team of professionals to deliver a high-quality service to the organisation. You will be supporting the Assistant Director of Finance in the annual financial cycle, including annual budget and Medium-Term Financial Strategy preparation, budget monitoring and the Statement of Accounts production. As well as supporting the delivery of the financial and corporate accounting functions of the Financial Services Team. You will also be the lead financial support for the exciting Capital Programme and Housing Revenue Accounts.

What You'll Need To Succeed

Ideally you will be a fully qualified accountant, with experience in working in or with Local Authorities. However, we will consider candidates who are completing their studies.

You will need knowledge of accounting standards and how to apply them, as well as an understanding of local government regulatory frameworks. You should also have sound working knowledge of capital and project accounting.

What you'll get in return

Salary Grade 9, £42,503 rising to £45,495

In return, we will offer great working conditions, with a high level of flexibility, a good work-life balance and the support and opportunity to achieve your potential.  There will be ad-hoc visits to the office.  This will be agreed dependent on your experience, and skill set.

Benefit package for the above post includes:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Paid holidays
  • Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexitime
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Vine extras - Employee discount scheme

How to apply

For an informal discussion please contact Jody Etherington on 01799 510313.

Please see the Senior accountant job profile (PDF) [444KB] for this role.

If you are interested in this post, please send your CV to

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received.


Uttlesford District Council is an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all.  We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.