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Principal Accountant - London Borough of Richmond and Wandsworth Council

London, permanent, hybrid working

Job description, key responsibilities and experience

Salary: £46,601-£56,470

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 18 June 2023

What we’re looking for 

The appointed Principal Accountant will likely lead the team on treasury management for both boroughs and lead closing and the audit of one borough, with other responsibilities where needed. It is anticipated Principal Accountants rotate specialisms every 2 years to facilitate progression and training at this level.

About you

As a lead member of this technical team, you will have an analytical mind, be a well-developed communicator, be self-motivated and be committed to providing good customer care. The Principal Accountant posts are designed to provide a great opportunity for talented and ambitious professionals to gain experience in a wide breadth of accounting areas and in working for the two Councils in a single role.

The Principal Accountant post holders will work closely with the Head of Accountancy in providing high quality technical work year-round and in the day-to-day development of the Senior Accountants who will support them in the team’s ambition to be a high-level technical knowledge hub. The post holders will also support the continuous improvement in the Accountancy Service through project work, and the planning and implementation of quality initiatives.

You will have knowledge of statutory financial reporting requirements and financial regulations combined with some experience of leading an area within local authority accounting or extensive knowledge of an area within the team’s remit. Experience in Treasury Management and closing and the audit of accounts is desirable but not essential. 

How to apply

Apply via the Penna website

Contact: Dan Wilde

Email: Phone: +44 (0) 7895 312029

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