Accountant Closedown

18 months FTC; Northampton

LGSS is one of the largest public sector shared ventures of its kind in the UK; we are a shared service collaboration between three councils: Cambridgeshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Milton Keynes Council. We are soon to be supporting Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) as it becomes a separate entity in the New Year. As such, we have a unique opportunity for an accountant (closedown) to join us in a new role for 18 months to support this service. 

Based in our modern Northampton shared service office, you will play a pivotal role ensuring high quality sets of financial accounts are prepared in the wider context of the challenge posed by the earlier accounts closure deadlines. This is a unique opportunity with LGSS; you will be involved in the creation of the first ever Statement of Accounts for the NFRS.

The ideal candidate will have experience:
  • preparing elements of the statement of accounts and disclosure notes
  • managing and coordinating the prepared by client lists for audit and audit query logs
  • as key point of contact in the coordination of the external audit of the accounts, building effective working relationships with the external auditors
  • being able to demonstrate good stakeholder engagement and collaborative working with teams; coordinating and communicating information is essential for this role.
You’ll be a part of our Integrated Finance Service, which will give you excellent exposure across multiple LGSS Partners and customers. You’ll also be a part of a wider financial community and an established network. 

Please take the time to review the finance structure, full job spec and person spec here.

For a confidential conversation please contact our recruitment partner, Haben Solomon at CIPFA Penna on 07920 501 905 or

Closing date: 12 December 2018