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Principal Accountant (Trading Companies)

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 (Trading Companies) on a permanent basis. You will lead on the development of financial accounting for a number of council companies, covering a wide range of services and entrepreneurial activities. You'll oversee statutory accounts, budgets and business plans, and work closely with budget managers to monitor and support them.

The ideal candidate will have considerable experience in a commercial environment and strong technical skills. Preferably a CCAB-qualified accountant, your communication skills and innovative thinking will really set you apart.

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.