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Principal Accountant

  • Job reference: Fin52
  • Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Finance
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a temporary Principal Accountant (team leader) to work full time for 6 months in Basingstoke and Deane Borough County Council.

Day Rate-£366.49Ltd (paid via Umbrella company)

Job Responsibilities
*To manage the work of the technical accounting team and to develop the team's employees together with the monitoring and reviewing of achievements.
*To be responsible for the delivery of the activities undertaken by the team.
*To be responsible for supporting the Accountancy Manager, Head of Financial Services and the Executive Director of Corporate Services (Section 151 Officer) on all technical accounting issues and providing technical support on the financial implications of major capital projects.
*To be responsible for managing and co-ordinating the statutory final accounts process and the production of the primary statements for the statutory accounts in accordance with the statutory timetable and relevant statements of recommended practice and liaise with the external auditor.
*To be responsible for implementing processes and procedures that ensure that the council complies with all financial accounting codes of practice, accounting standards, financial legislation and regulations.
*To be responsible for the management and maintenance of the council's capital financing, reserves and overall financial resources models and strategies.

Person Specification
*Qualified Accountant (CCAB preferably CIPFA)
*Experience of local government finance
*Proven experience of presenting complex financial information
*Proven experience of working with complex financial modelling and strategies

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 this role does sound of interest please do contact andrew wiles on 01772 208953 or email your CV to