Business Support Accountant

Full Time 37 Hours per week

We have an exciting opportunity within the Management Accounting Team of our busy Finance Section for a Business Support Accountant.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity within the Management Accounting Team of our busy Finance Section for a Business Support Accountant.

The team is responsible for providing a full accounting and business partnering service for specific Council services and related organisational/trading units as well as assisting in the production of the Statement of Accounts, completing government returns and managing the Council’s Financial system.

The post holder will ultimately be expected to hold a CCAB/CIMA qualification, so this role is suitable for anyone who is part way through their qualification or who wishes to progress from an AAT or similar qualification. Full support will be provided towards this aim.

You will also need to have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of financial or management accounts.

It is essential that the candidate is highly numerate and has experience in the use of excel, word or similar applications. They will need to demonstrate the ability to use their own initiative & flexibility and be able to work alone or as a part of a team and can also cope with a varied workload and unexpected demands.

Hours of work are 37 per week, Monday to Friday.

As well as a good salary, we offer a career average pension scheme, generous holiday and sick pay entitlements, subsidised parking, public transport discounts, free swimming, cycle purchase scheme, plenty of personal and professional development opportunities, flexible working, hybrid working opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Andrew Rumsby, Finance Manager on 01473 433746 or via email at

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this exciting role: Job description and Person specification

The selection process will consist of and an interview, including a short presentation, with interviews to be held in person at Grafton House, Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DE on Wednesday/Thursday 24th/25th May 2023.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.


Grafton House – Ipswich


£34,723 – £36,298

Application closing date

17 May 2023

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Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

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