Interim Principal Accountant

Choice Recruitment Group
Nottingham, UK
10 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Core duties:

1.To lead a team undertaking a full range of financial activities to several Directorates and Departments including the preparation of annual revenue and capital budgets, the provision of financial monitoring and accompanying specialist advice and the completion of the annual final accounts in accordance with statutory and organisational deadlines.

2.Provide a finance business partnering role to Directorates and Departments to support the Council's financial management and commercialisation priorities.

3.To plan the work of the team and allocate tasks to team members whilst providing appropriate supervision and guidance where necessary.

4.To monitor the performance of the team and take any corrective action required to ensure that the relevant standards are met.

5.To undertake Performance Appraisals and other staff management responsibilities in accordance with the relevant Council policies and procedures.

6.Promote a culture of continuous improvement by proactively identifying and implementing improved ways of working, within the responsibilities of this post and across the finance team, with a focus on the challenges of faster closedown.

7.To collate financial and other supporting information to be reported to Committees or senior managers.

8.To supervise the completion and submission of a number of government grant claims and other returns in accordance with the prescribed deadlines.

9.To manage the provision of financial information to other stakeholders as required.

10.To ensure the effective operation of the Council's financial management system including reviewing the performance of the system and implementing upgrades and other system changes.

11.Maintain a current working knowledge of financial systems and interfaces to contribute to system improvements and analysis of system failures.

12.To interpret government legislation and other regulatory directives relating to finance matters and ensure that any necessary measures required to comply with these are implemented.

13.Provide guidance and training to Directorates and Departments as required regarding accounting practice the proper use of financial systems.

14.To undertake any other relevant duties as may be required by the Chief Accountant.

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