Principal Financial Accountant

Recruiter
Aatom Recruitment
Location
Chorley
Posted
13 Jan 2019
Closes
31 Jan 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Aatom Recruitment is currently looking for a Principal Financial Accountant to work on behalf of a local authority on a 3-month rolling contract.

Purpose of Post:

To be responsible for the production of South Ribble Borough Council’s statutory financial accounts.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

* To keep abreast of developments in local government accounting, and ensure that the council’s arrangements and published accounts are maintained in compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements and good practice.
* To produce the council’s statutory financial accounts including the core statements and collection fund accounts.
* To be a key contact with the external auditor in relation to the audit of the statutory accounts.
* To represent the service at relevant internal and external meetings.

Qualifications and Experience:

* Full professional membership of CIPFA or equivalent (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
* Experience of financial accounting within local government.

Skills and Knowledge:

* Knowledge of local government finance, accounting practice and the regulatory framework.
* Thorough understanding of financial accounting concepts and principles and the ability to apply them to local government accounts.
* Understanding of the process of closing the accounts, and the ability to plan and manage this process within a local authority.
* Knowledge of Civica Financial, Creditor, Debtor and ICON Systems is preferable.

Please contact Sophie Ellis for further information on (phone number removed)

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