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Principal Accountant (HRA)

London Borough of Redbridge Salary: LBR13 (£42,684–£45,585)

The London Borough of Redbridge is looking for a Principal Accountant to fulfil a Housing Revenue Account specialist role, who is able to develop and maintain modelling and forecasting tools to manage the finances of the Housing Revenue Account and to maintain modelling and development appraisal tools to assist in the delivery of the council's housing aspirations.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Financial modelling
  • Enabling enhanced commercialisation and awareness
  • Pre-empting risks, devising and implementing mitigations and solutions
  • Ensuring that key financial processes are being delivered correctly
  • Assist the development of capital proposals
  • Supporting the delivery of the wider aspects of the closure of accounts process
  • Support the co-ordination of the production of the council's statement of accounts
  • Supporting the completion of grant claims, returns etc with required deadlines.

Key attributes:

  • CCAB/CIMA qualified or similar demonstrable experience at a similar level
  • Experience of financial management in a large and complex organisation
  • Experience of financial modelling preferably in housing
  • Understanding of the local authority legislative framework specifically in relation to Housing Revenue Account financial reporting and accounting.

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If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please contact Az Ahmed, Finance Lead on 07717 810 481 or email

Closing date: 18 September 2020