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Principal Accountant

Slough, Berkshire

Up to £498 per day


Principal Accountant needed for Slough Borough Council, £498 ltd a day

  • Start Date- ASAP
    Contract End date- 3 months (chance of extension)
    Hours per week - 37 hours
    Pay rate - £498 ltd a day

  • Job Description
    *To undertake a range of duties to develop and maintain effective and efficient standards, policies, processes and systems for accountancy services
    *To support the Directorate/Service in the preparation of the budget/MTFS in accordance with the corporate timescale
    *To control and monitor budgets through quarterly budgetary control reports to identify and resolve (often complex) variances.
    *To assist in the development and maintenance of accountancy standards, policies, processes and systems by maximising the use of I.T systems
    *To provide financial advice in an understandable and professional manner to Senior Managers
    *To support the closure of accounts in accordance with the prescribed standards and systems in line with corporate timetables.
    *To complete work on a range of financial systems and processes (e.g. Corporate Financial Registers, Council's Cash Books, Collection Fund Accounts etc.)
    *To review and control various government returns and grant claims completed by Accountants/Assistants.
    *To keep up to date with and undertake financial research and analysis on legislative changes and on major budget development proposals from departments.
    *To provide professional financial management and accountancy services to service departments
    *To manage and develop allocated financial support staff
    *To promote corporate working, undertake projects and carry out other accountancy duties as required
    *To undertake any other tasks which are commensurate to the grade of the post
    Experience Required
    *Proven experience of working within Local Government Finance
    *Proven accounting experience in budget preparation, monitoring, service recharging and closure of accounts
    *Experience of working with Senior Managers in relation to budget monitoring, identify and resolves often complex variances
    *Experience of managing accountancy projects undertaking complex tasks with the ability to work independently
    *Line management/supervisory experience
    *Up to date knowledge of CIPFA Local Authority accounting conventions and Codes of Practice
    *CCAB Qualified

  • If you are interested please call Jemma Molloy on######### or email me your CV - #########

  • If this role isn't right for you, but you know someone who would fit perfectly to our engaged and devoted team and you refer them, you will receive a referral bonus of £250.

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    * Payroll service twice a week.
    * Ltd and PAYE payment options available.
    * Annual training budget of up to £250 and continued online CPD training.
    * Excellent Annual Loyalty schemes / bonuses.
    * DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.

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