Temporary Principal Accountant – Finance

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Temporary Principal Accountant – Finance
Contract / Temporary

Flintshire RQ646007

Posted: 4th August 2022 11:04
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.85 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • MOLD,

    CH7 6NB

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Principal Accountant – Finance

Reference no: Flintshire RQ646007

To actively support the Strategic Finance Manager and be the key operational/technical lead in one of the following functional areas:

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Strategy & Insurance
  • Commercial Services and Housing
  • Schools Accounting and Finance
  • Capital, Technical and Financial Systems

To ensure financial control of the Council’s revenue and capital budgets and to highlight, review and report significant financial and operational issues and risks within Portfolios.

To promote professional financial standards and behaviours and to drive change and improvements.

To ensure the Council’s Revenue and Capital Grants are managed in line with strict conditions and criteria.

The post holder will be responsible for providing an effective and independent financial management and technical support service. Its core focus is to act as the lead finance professional working with portfolio holders and providing financial information, advice and support to a diverse range of internal and external customers.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Chartered Accountant (CCAB), recognised by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
  2. Able to demonstrate financial management experience within a large complex organisation and knowledge of local government practices and procedures.
  3. Proven experience of managing, delivering and monitoring the provision of finance services in accordance with agreed plans, priorities and budgets within a formal framework of cost and quality standards.
  4. Proven ability to undertake the management and leadership of teams including a multi-disciplinary project team and promote a high level of professional conduct.
  5. Proven experience of communicating effectively with professional and technical finance staff and operational managers.
  6. Able to apply creative and innovative thinking to complex services challenges.
  7. ICT Skills: High degree of IT knowledge and experience in the use of financial management systems including the use of financial reporting tools and Excel spreadsheet functions in order to analyse and present data in a meaningful way for management purposes.


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Temporary Principal Accountant – Finance
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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