Principal Accountant

Posted 06 February 2024
Salary up to £40 per hour via an Umbrella Company
LocationWest Midlands
Job type Temporary
Discipline Finance Recruitment
Contact NameOlivia Morgan

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a District Council who are recruiting for a Principal Accountant on a temporary three-month contract. This role is available on a 100% remote basis.

The position is due to start in the next few weeks and the hourly rate of pay is up to £40 via an Umbrella company.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience leading on the closedown of Council accounts.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Producing final accounts within agreed timetables and statutory deadlines
  • Partnering with department managers and assisting with the budget setting process
  • Ensuring expenditure, income levels and capital financing is determined in accordance with legislative requirements
  • Interpreting, advising upon and implementing legislation and guidance
  • Managing two Assistant Accountants

Experience required:

  • Experience closing down Council accounts
  • Experience with HRA/Housing directorates is preferred but not essential

Working hours:

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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