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Principal Accountant

Apply2020-09-16 08:05:502021-09-13Eden Brown Synergy

Principal Accountant

Date posted: September 16, 2020
£23.22 - £28.00 per hour
London, England
Temporary
Job description

I am working with a Local Authority based in Croydon who are looking for a number of experienced Principle Accountants for 3 month contracts.

The roles are full time, to start ASAP and paying £23.22 PAYE or £28.00 umbrella per hour. The roles are in scope of IR35.

The role:

  • The post holder will have overall responsibility for overseeing financial planning, management and coordination of financial arrangements for a given area across both revenue and capital finance and/or cross cutting areas such as corporate and statutory reporting, and technical finance.
  • The post holder will expected to lead on a number of processes to ensure that internal and external deadlines are met.
  • The post holder will maintain a proactive relationship with key stakeholders across the council, providing valuable finance support and effective challenge. They will play a key role in delivering an integrated approach to the development of financial strategy across the council.
  • The post holder will be expected to maintain up to date technical knowledge and develop processes and procedures to ensure compliance with new requirements and legislation.
  • The post holder will provide high quality, responsive, effective and timely advice, to the Council, its committees and officers, Government Departments, external auditors and external bodies, partnerships, on all matters of financial significance.
  • The post holder will be expected to provide support to the relevant Finance Manager and Head of Finance, deputising when required.

Essential knowledge and experience:

  • A CCAB or CIMA accountancy qualification or at least 3 yrs senior finance relevant accounting experience
  • Experience or knowledge of the work of a public authority Finance Department at a similar level.
  • Knowledge and application of local government finance and an understanding of relevant financial legislation, professional accountancy codes and financial best practice.
  • Evidence of successfully managing key financial processes (budgeting, monitoring, forecasting, closing of accounts, completion of grants and statistical returns)
  • The application of VFM principles to ensure the most cost effective outcomes are achieved within limited resources
  • Experience of working successfully as part of a professional team to deliver strong financial management advice to managers, ideally if within an environment of change.

Please only apply for this post if you have all the skills, knowledge and experience as mentioned above.

As the roles are to start ASAP please only apply if you are available to start work on no more than a week's notice.

Thank you

Your expert recruitment consultant is Charlotte Townend, call today on 0161 233 1617 or email c.townend@edenbrownsynergy.com Eden Brown Synergy is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Synergy is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 272924CTO_1600239950

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