Principal Accountant

Job Title: Principal Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3862164_1614899947
Contact Name: Andrew Piercy
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 04, 2021 23:19

Job Description

Great role - Interim Accountant - Gloucestershire - Forward thinking organisation

It's an exciting time to join my client a progressive and ambitious council based in Gloucestershire. They have a new leadership team on board to help deliver their vision and ambitions.

Currently looking for a qualified Principal Accountant to help shape their future ambitions by leading on budgeting and forecasting within the Finance Team. This is an important role within the Finance Team, providing financial support and advice to all service areas within the council, the Senior Leadership Team and elected members.

About the role

The Principal Accountant post covers budget setting, budget monitoring and year end close down processes across revenue and capital programmes, as well as providing financial support to strategic projects. It includes leading and developing the Budget Team to continue providing an excellent service to budget holders and stakeholders. The Principal Accountant will also support with the completion of the Statement of Accounts and audit process, and will manage the preparation and submission of statistical returns.

About you

The successful candidate will be analytical and be able to maintain effective business partnering relationships with budget holders, managers and elected members, communicating key financial information in a clear and concise manner. The ability to manage complex workloads within deadlines is important, as is the confidence to challenge and provide constructive and professional advice where necessary.

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