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Deputy Principal Accountant - NCIS-Contract

Hays Senior Finance
Northern Ireland, Belfast, County Antrim
23.48 p/h
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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

Job Details

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Hays Accountancy and Finance are recruiting and working in partnership with a large public sector organisation for the appointment of a Deputy Principal Accountant offering a competitive market leading salary and public benefits. This role will act as an integral member of the finance team, you will be working across a range of Finance functions and services including;
Your new role

  • Provision of high-quality financial information;
  • Preparation of Annual Reports and Accounts;
  • Provision of advice, guidance and direction on the management of budgets, the in-year monitoring of expenditure, and the preparation of Estimates
  • Provide financial governance over specific IT Projects within the Department
  • Identification & delivery of process improvements
  • Developing management accounting and financial performance reporting for division
  • Establishing and maintaining close and effective working relationships
  • Maintaining an up-to-date and comprehensive understanding of current public expenditure planning, monitoring, control, and accountability systems
  • Leading, managing, and motivating teams of staff who often need to work to tight deadlines, and on tasks where high-quality information and guidance needs to be produced
  • Review and assessment of business cases
  • Managing the resources of your own section
  • Dealing with internal and external auditors including the Northern Ireland Audit Office.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Applicants must be fully qualified accountants, having successfully completed the professional examinations, and be a full Member of one of the following bodies:
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland;
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland;
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales;
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants;
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants;
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
  • The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland.

AND Must have one year's experience gained in the last five years, in a finance related environment.
2. It would be desirable to have previous experience in the following areas;

  • Previous working experience in a Financial Team
  • Collaborative working experience with multiple stakeholders
  • Working to tight deadlines and competing priorities
  • Establishing good communication and maintaining productive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and excellent written and oral skills, e.g. report writing, assisting with written submissions.

What you'll get in return

Flexible working options available, hybrid working and free parking at the office.
What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Anna McAllister on +44 333 010 7248. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at


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