Principal Accountant

  • Location
    South Croydon, Greater London
  • Salary
    £375.00/Daily
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - ACCA
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Banking and Financial Services
  • External Reference
    5647LBC

This is an exciting opportunity to join our client as a Principal Accountant to work from home.


Start date: ASAP
Hours: Full Time Mon to Fri salary: £375 day rate PAYE Negotiable
6 Months


The post holder will have overall responsibility for overseeing financial planning, management and coordination of financial arrangements for a given area across both revenue and capital finance and/or cross cutting areas such as corporate and statutory reporting, and technical finance.


To lead on a number of processes to ensure that internal and external deadlines are met. The post holder will maintain a proactive relationship with key stakeholders across the borough, providing valuable finance support and effective challenge. They will play a key role in delivering an integrated approach to the development of financial strategy across the council. The post holder will be expected to maintain up to date technical knowledge and develop processes and procedures to ensure compliance with new requirements and legislation.


Providing high quality, responsive, effective and timely advice, its committees and officers, Government Departments, external auditors and external bodies, partnerships, on all matters of financial significance.
Expected to act as an effective task manager (and line manager where necessary) by providing regular honest feedback and coaching delegating work appropriately, will be expected to provide support to the relevant Finance Manager and Head of Finance, deputising when required.


Local authority experience desirable.


Consultant: Sarah Gillan Telephone: 07849 629289


The application process is subject to the successful completion of background and reference checking. Adecco Group is an equal opportunities employer If you do not hear from one of our consultants within 7 days of applying for this role, please assume you have been unsuccessful in this instance.











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Please apply with your CV to: Sarah Gillan