Our client, a Public Sector organisation, is seeking a Principle Accountant to provide high quality customer focused financial information, training, modelling, analysis, support and advice to stakeholders across the Council, including other finance officers, budget holders and senior managers to support financial reporting, decision making and budget management.
Key Responsibilities for the Principle Accountant
To lead on a key area of management or financial accounting and ensure that the council’s accounts are compliant with best practice, relevant legislation and codes of practice
To support managers to identify and implement savings, value for money improvements.
To provide high quality financial information and analysis and undertake complex financial modelling and forecasting to support decision making and budget planning. (eg unit costs, trends, cost driver analysis.)
Prepare or contribute to the preparation of high quality financial reports for both finance and non-finance professionals, including members and senior officers to support proactive and informed decision making
To ensure all work undertaken is compliant with Council financial regulations, standing orders, policies and practice, statutory requirements and CIPFA guidance.
Key Experience for the Principle Accountant
Degree level or equivalent qualification or extensive relevant experience.
Membership of appropriate professional body by examination e.g. CIPFA, or other CCAB body