Assistant Accountant

Website Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

Assistant Accountant

Scale SO1 – £32,076 – £33,945 per annum

37 hours Permanent

Hindlip, Worcester


This is an exciting opportunity to join Hereford and Worcester Fire Service and play a key role supporting the Organisation and the Communities it serves.


This post sits in a small but very busy Finance Section based at Service Headquarters (Hindlip Park).  As Assistant Accountant you will be part of a highly skilled team and will be responsible for undertaking a wide range of services supporting the delivery of high-quality financial services.


We are looking for a motivated individual who is keen to develop their financial skills and is ideally qualified at AAT Level 4 (or qualified at Level 3 with a willingness to complete level 4).  As the Section is small there will be a requirement to cover and support roles within the Section.

The successful candidate will be a team player, who will support and provide cover where necessary within the Section.  This will include control account reconciliations, accounts payable and receivable   Alongside this, you would be involved in the annual budget setting and production of the statutory accounts.  You will be working as part of a team in all aspects of council finance giving you a great insight into emergency service finances.

What we offer

Together with the professional opportunities available in this role, we offer the following benefits:

·         A flexi-time scheme and hybrid working arrangements, (although the later has to meet the needs of the Service)

·         Professional membership paid each year

·         Opportunities and support to undertake professional and vocational training

·         Leave entitlement starting at 29 days plus bank holidays, rising to 34 days with 5 years’ service

·         Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

·         Free on-site parking available to all staff

The successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment checks including a standard DBS check and a social media screening check.

Closing Date:  23:59 hrs Sunday 28th July 2024

Proposed Interview Date   Week Commencing 5th August 2024

If you have any questions or wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Deborah Randall, Assistant Director – Finance by email at

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