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Principal Accountant

Michael Page
England, West Midlands, Birmingham
GBP47000 - GBP49000 per annum
Closing date
27 Oct 2022

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Public sector and government
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
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Job Details

My client is seeking a qualified Principal Accountant who will be responsible for driving the organisations financial functions.

Client Details

My client is a local government institution which operates across the UK. They are looking for a Principal Accountant to join their already established team. They are offering a salary of up to £49,000 and a hybrid working style.


  • To assist the Treasurer and Finance Manager in providing a full and quality financial management service.
  • To undertake the preparation of the Authority's statutory final accounts and budgets & forecasts by the ensuring that they comply with the Code of Practice on Local Government Accounting.

  • To mentor and give direction to the Finance team in the carrying out of their duties.

  • To assist with the development and implementation of the Authority's financial systems.

  • To provide financial management advice and information as requested by budget holders, Treasurer and Finance Manager.

  • To attend meetings with Principal Officers, budget holders and others as required.

  • To be responsible for assessing the implications of new legislation and application of accounting guidelines and standards.

  • To use the relevant financial systems in accordance with financial regulations and maintaining the integrity of the accounts.


  • Qualified accountant in possession of a CCAB qualification or equivalent.
  • Previous experience with at working at a senior level within local government.
  • Ability to communicate issues (both in writing and verbally) in an easy to understand format
  • The ability to interpret and translate information and to prepare reports from this information

Job Offer

  • Up to £49,000 annually + benefits
  • Hybrid working style


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
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• Specialist markets
• Treasury
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Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

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