Requirement for Senior Accountants – Sandwell

Requirement for Senior Accountants – Sandwell

We are looking to recruit to two Senior Accountant posts within the Finance Team at Sandwell Council.

Senior Accountant x 2 KB230721

Contract summary



  • Recruitment services – 79600000

Location of contract

B70 8SZ

Value of contract

£8,227 to £9,408.36

Procurement reference

Senior Accountant x 2 KB230721

Published date

23 July 2021

Closing date

28 July 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

2 August 2021

Contract end date

30 November 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

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Job Title: Senior Accountant
Rate of Pay: £18.53 per hour (PAYE) however open to negotiation. This role falls within IR35.
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Working from home
Start Date: ASAP
Contract type: Agency for 12 weeks with a view to extend until 30th November 2021

Job Description and Personnel Specification are attached, which also provides more information above the role.

Brief description:

We are looking to recruit to two Senior Accountant posts within the Finance Team at Sandwell Council. This is to provide additional capacity in a number of areas.
Reporting to a Principal Accountant the role includes: –
• The provision of financial information
• Advice and guidance to budget holders and service managers throughout the financial cycle.
• Undertaking financial appraisals for capital projects with specific focus on the Towns Fund
• Assisting with the implementation of new accounting standards such as IFRS 16 and a new fixed asset register system
• Contributing to the production of the Statement of Accounts and provision of working papers for external auditors.
It would be beneficial if the successful candidate has experience of/qualifications in project management and knowledge of Oracle Fusion as the Council is in the process of implementing this as it’s ERP system.
Entry requirements Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification or Level 4 Accountancy Professional qualification
Could you please ensure all candidates you submit are fully compliant and immediately available for an interview.
For further information please see the JD and PS attached.

Please can the agencies send over a CV, 2x up to date references and a copy of Terms and Conditions. You will also need to include your agency on cost details to each submission. Stated rates must be inclusive of all known costs.

No DBS is required for this role.

Please note this advert is also out with our Master Vendor

You will receive further information regarding invoice terms if your candidate is appointed to this role. Invoices must be sent electronically on a weekly basis to along with your workers authorised timesheet supplied by your agency. Payments are then released 14 days from the date of the invoice.

The Council will be using the In-tend e-Tendering System for this Procurement opportunity, please visit to access the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal.
From here you will be able to register your company, express an interest in the opportunity, and gain immediate access to the related documents.
To submit your documents, you will be required to opt in.
For a Step by Step user guide to the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier Portal please click on the `Guidance for Suppliers` section of the website. All procurement responses must be carried out via the Sandwell MBC In-tend Supplier …


More information


Additional text
The Quotation Document(s) will be made available to suppliers who Express Interest on the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Tendering Portal. To access the portal please click the following link

You will be required to log into an existing account or register a new one. Once logged in, from the top menu bar click on “Tenders” to list all the current opportunities. Once you have found the relevant opportunity you should click on “View Details” in order to Express Interest.

Closing date for submission of quotations is Wednesday 28th July 2021 10:00am

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Karendeep Bassra


1 Providence Place
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B70 8SZ
United Kingdom


0121 569 4766