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Principal Accountant

Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Our Local Authority client is looking for a Principal Accountant to undertake the technical and professional functions outlined in the description of duties below in accordance with CIPFA guidelines, Council standing orders and financial regulations and other policies and procedures.

You will be responsible for:

Providing Accurate and professional advice to decision makers, making recommendations that support the strategic goals of the Council (strong political awareness).
Helping to prepare and evaluate robust business cases supported by rigorous and robust financial modelling and commercial analysis, providing technical advice and interpretation of outcomes.
Supporting strategic reviews and procurement's, providing robust financial advice and challenge, including articulating financial implications and risks.
Leading and managing complex financial returns, statutory returns, grants and other reimbursement claims as required including supporting documentation to meet audit requirements.
Providing a high standard of customer service, to both internal and external customers, and to report instances of non-compliance, errors, omissions, or inadequacies in procedures to managers.

Candidates preferred to have an accountant qualification and local authority experience.

Connect2Staff/Connect2Kent, part of Commercial Services Trading/Kent Ltd, is an equal opportunities Employment Agency & Business and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates
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