Principle Accountant (Corporate Finance and Arms Length Bodies)

  • Location

    Home Counties

  • Sector:

    Business

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary high:

    29

  • Salary low:

    23

  • Job ref:

    390835

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months with strong likelihood of extension

  • Expiry date:

    2019-03-13

  • Startdate:

    immediate

To lead on areas of the financial year end process as required, including work on the closing timetable, preparation and completion of working papers, liaising with Business Partner teams, responsibility for specific notes to the accounts

Must be CCAB qualified.

Must have local government experience but a background in corporate finance is highly desirable.

Based at County Hall, Herts.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • coordination of robust financial reporting and monitoring across differing entity requirements;
  • support to arms-length bodies of the Council in proper accounting practice and preparation of statements;
  • delivery of an unqualified set of County Council financial statements within the statutory timescales including arms-length commercial interests and appropriate group accounting and taxation provisions;
  • promoting best practice in financial systems and processes, including transactional processes undertaken by arms-length partners and;
  • management of 2 direct and 1 indirect reports.

It is expected that the postholder will have a good level of experience of the requirements of commercial practice in financial planning and reporting (prior experience or knowledge of local government financial reporting is an advantage but not essential).