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Principal Accountant

Job Description

Principal Accountant
Location: London
Contract: Temporary (6 months)
Rate: £500-550 per day umbrella
Start Date: ASAP
Sector: Local Government
*Hybrid Working*

Job Description
Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority in London for a Principal Accountant to join the team on a temporary basis. The postholder will lead on collection fund and revenue accounting including the completion of notes to the council's statutory accounts, group accounts, cash flow statement and statistical returns.

The Principal Accountant has a high degree of responsibility and autonomy for how they approach the workload in their areas: including the design and preparation of working papers and managing audit queries within their areas. The Principal Accountant works closely with the Chief Accountant and Deputy Chief Accountant to ensure that the Council's financial reporting processes, procedures and policies are pragmatic, fit for purpose, up to date with best practice, and deliver maximum value to the Council

Candidate Criteria

  • CCAB Qualified Accountant with extensive PQE
  • Experience of leading/working on Collection Fund and Revenue Accounting including the completion of statutory/group accounts
  • Experience of working with senior members on key working papers and supporting the financial reporting processes
  • Technically strong accountant with a flair for financial accounting, natural problem solver with excellent IT skills
  • Great communication and supervisory skills as this role with involve line management of members in the Chief Accountant's team

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.