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Principal Accountant (HRA)

  • Job reference: HRA-PA
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Finance
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting the following position for one of our well established Local Council clients within the North-East London region:

Principal Accountant (HRA)

They are looking for a suitable candidate to fulfil a full-time permanent post and are offering a basic salary of £42,684-£45,585 depending upon experience.

Information about our client:
Our client is currently looking to further develop their finance team in order to ensure their organisational development is successful and supported in their long-term development. This is a significant undertaking for the council and will prove to be an interesting and exciting environment where innovation and development will be greatly appreciated and encouraged.

The main issues currently afflicting the council are:
Financial pressures arising from demographic growth
Non-delivery of savings plans
Insufficient capacity at business partner level to support the directorate

This post will include a range of responsibilities including:
*Modelling of Finance
*Enhanced Commercialisation and awareness experience.
*Excellent understanding of formal report, and making sure that key financial implications are included.
*Be involved in the corporate decision-making, and lease the relevant finance information to said divisions.
*Coordinate the council's statement of accounts, which will include the following; fixed asset accounting, financial instruments, and Treasury related tasks.
*Lead and direct the council's treasury management requirements.
*Support the development of the medium term financial strategy.
*Corporate monthly monitoring reports for other finance managers.

The ideal candidate will have:

CCAB/CIMA qualified or similar demonstrable experience at a similar level
* Experience of financial management in a large and complex organisation
* Experience of financial modelling preferably in Housing
* Understanding of the local authority legislative framework specifically in relation to Housing Revenue Account financial reporting and accounting.

Benefits of Service Care Solutions:
*Access to the latest Finance roles Countrywide
*Single point of contact Consultants
*Temporary and Permanent vacancy's
*£250 Training allowance
*Exceptional Referral Bonus
If you have any friends or colleagues that you think would be suitable for this position, please do pass my details on. We offer £250 for any referred candidates that are successfully

If you want to discuss the role further then please contact Richard at Service Care Solutions Ltd on 01772 208953, or alternatively send an updated CV to