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LGSS Recruitment with CIPFA Penna - LGSS

LGSS Recruitment with CIPFA Penna

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LGSS is a shared service collaboration between Cambridgeshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Milton Keynes Council. It was established by the two county councils in October 2010 with Milton Keynes joining in April 2016. LGSS has a wide scope and includes: Finance and HR Business Partners, Integrated Finance services – Treasury, VAT, Schools Finance, Local Government Strategic Finance and Schools Finance, HR Policy & Strategy, Learning and Development, Pensions, Audit, Revenues & Benefits, Accounts Payable, Debt recovery and Income, Financial Assessments, Payroll, Procurement, Insurance, Business Systems and IT as well as LGSS’s own Business Planning and Finance function.

We’re currently recruiting to a number of exciting roles across our Integrated Finance Services and LGSS Business Planning & Finance Teams. These roles will work across Cambridge, Northampton and Milton Keynes providing finance services to both LGSS partners and customers such as Northampton Borough Council and the newly created Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service.

We have opportunities in Treasury and Accounts Closure in our Integrated Finance Team. The Treasury post will be based in our Cambridge Office but will also support strategy, monitoring and accounting work across all partners and customers.

There are roles at both Group Accountant level and Accountant level in the Accounts Closure team. The Group Accountant role will be the lead for the Northampton Borough accounts although you’ll be occasionally called upon to support work with our other partners.  The Accountant role will primarily focus on Northamptonshire County Council’s accounts but similarly will support other partners and customers as needed. It’s an exciting time with all of our partners now on the same single Unit 4 Business World ERP platform and a single external auditor to work with – Ernst & Young. There are real opportunities for innovation and transformation in our accounts closure processes, which will suit progressive and enterprising accountants.

The Business Planning & Finance team provide financial advice and support to Managers and Directors within LGSS itself. This is a great opportunity to provide financial advice in a fast paced environment as well as to get involved in projects, business development and business case development. The roles available are for Finance Business Partners based in Northampton and Milton Keynes and a Graduate Trainee based in Cambridge.  These roles will play a key role in the ongoing development of LGSS.

With all of these roles you will benefit from being part of a wider financial community. It is an established network where you will find plenty of support, access to colleagues to explore different approaches and opportunities for career progression.

Once again thank you for your interest in LGSS.

Mark Ashton, LGSS Director of Finance

Integrated Finance Service structure chart

LGSS Business Planning and Finance structure chart

Integrated Finance Service

Permanent Roles – Accounts closure:

Group Accountant

Overview of Integrated Closedown Team Group Accountant role

Group Accountant JD Person Spec April 2013


Overview of Integrated Closedown Team Accountant role

Accountant JD/Person Spec (002)

Fixed Term Roles – Accounts closure:

Accountant (18 month fixed term)

Overview of Integrated Closedown Team NFRS Accountant role

Accountant JD/Person Spec (002)

Treasury Management and Tax

Accountant (18 month fixed term)

Overview of Treasury Management Taxation NFRS Accountant role

Accountant JD/Person Spec (002)

Accountant (12 month fixed term)

Overview of Treasury Management Taxation Accountant role

Accountant Treasury and Investments

Generic Accountant Person Spec

Business Planning and Finance

Permanent Role

Finance Business Partner

Overview of LGSS Finance Business-Partner-role

Finance Business Partner JD LGSS NCC Aug 18

Finance Business Partner JD LGSS MKC-Oct-18

Trainee Role

Financial Management Graduate Trainee

Overview of Financial Management Graduate Trainee

Graduate Trainee Job description 2018

Graduate Trainee Person specification 2018