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Vacancy Details

Senior Principal Accountant

Sevenoaks District Council
£44,271 - £47,168
Council Offices, Argyle Road
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/05/2019 at 00:55 AM
Sevenoaks District Council

Sevenoaks District Council is recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK, having recently retained our Platinum accreditation under Investors in People.
We are the only financially self-sufficient Council in the country and have an ambitious agenda to do more for our communities.
We are looking for a Senior Principal Accountant, who would assist in driving forward a programme of service improvements and high performance levels.  

The post holder will report into the Head of Finance and sits within the finance team of 10.64 FTEs and responsible for managing 3.0 FTEs.

The ideal candidate will hold a Professional accountancy qualification CCAB (ideally CIPFA) or CIMA and must have post qualification experience in local government – preferably at district level – as they will be expected to hit the ground running. It is a key role within the department; the successful candidate will ambitious, talented and committed to deliver exceptional service to our Customers.

Applicants must have proven track record of experience of high-level relationships with senior officers, members and outside organisations. The successful candidate will have a detailed knowledge of computer based financial management systems and software applications, as well as knowledge of legislative codes of practice pertaining to Local Government Finance.

The post holder will play a key role in the final accounts process, including group accounts, as well as taking responsibility for supporting two major service areas, which include several large shared service arrangements and a trading operation. In addition, they will provide input to corporate finance functions including leading on the budget preparation and capital programme.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Alan Mitchell, Head of Finance, on 01732 227483.

Interview Date - 14th May 2019


Equal Opportunities

Sevenoaks – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Sevenoaks District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below). If this is not possible, please contact a member of the HR team by either emailing recruitment@sevenoaks.gov.uk or contacting us on 01732 227383 to discuss how we can assist you in applying. For any technical queries regarding the application form, please contact the Jobs Go Public Support Team on 0207 427 8250 or by email - Support@jobsgopublic.com.

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