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Principal Accountant

Job Description

Principal Accountant

Location: London

Job Type: Temporary Fixed Term (3 Months)

Salary: £236-265 per day - 36-hour week

Hybrid Working - Flexible


Job Description

A Local Authority based in London is looking for a temporary Principal Accountant to join their HRA Repairs and Maintenance Division finance function on an initial 3-month contract. The post holder will undertake the technical and professional functions outlined in the description of duties below in accordance with CIPFA guidelines, Council standing orders and financial regulations and other policies and procedures.

They will lead the provision of a comprehensive integrated finance service supporting all council departments, senior management, members, committees, and forums, contribute to the formulation and implementation of financial strategy and policy that supports the strategic goals of the Council (strong political awareness).

The post holder will provide robust financial challenge and advice, influencing stakeholders to deliver solution-based outcomes and promote value for money, financial awareness, budget control and the best use of service resources, supporting strong financial performance.

Full job specification available.

Ideal Candidate

  • CCAB Qualified Accountant or Part-Qualified CCAB with relevant experience
  • Significant experience in data analysis with experience of HRA desirable
  • Experience in a Local Authority/Council preferred heavily
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience of management accounts and experience of managing junior staff

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Greg at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208969 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.