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Principal Accountant (HRA)

Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Council, permanent, £41,675-50,516

Closing date: Friday 5th November 2021

CIPFA-Penna are working with Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils to recruit a Principal Accountant (HRA) on a permanent basis. You will be their HRA financial expert and manage the councils' business plan. You'll oversee financial reporting and budgeting relating to all aspects of housing, including investment and development, as well as rent-setting processes. From monitoring political, economic, social and technical contexts and their impact on housing, to supporting strategic decision-making and contributing to operational plans, you’ll be pivotal to their efficiency and effectiveness.

Preferably a CCAB-qualified accountant, you'll have considerable experience of local government and housing finance, with exceptional communication and management skills. An adaptable approach and openness to new ideas will be essential too.

Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils have a well-established and progressive partnership: two sovereign councils each with a unique identity and a shared vision of the future. Through joining their workforces and fostering a modern collaborative culture, they are serving our residents in a more customer-focused and cost-effective way. As we emerge from the pandemic, they are determined to achieve the very best for their communities — an exciting initiative you can be a key part of.

To find out more contact Andrew Barton: or visit the Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils website.