A Borough Council currently have an urgent need for a Chief Accountant to lead on the closure of their annual accounts.
As the Chief Accountant you will be leading a small but professional team of accountants, focussed on delivering quality professional services
Reporting to the Director Finance the post will be responsible for interpreting financial standards, producing briefing papers to the Director and the external auditors on specific accounting issues, producing the statement of accounts, ensuring working papers are produced to a high standard and managing the relationship with external auditors.
You will be CCAB qualified and have extensive experience of closure of accounts, within a Local Authority setting, experience of people management and working with senior management and members.
You must have the ability to prioritise busy annual cycles of workload and to co-ordinate the work of finance professionals across the division, be comfortable to work under pressure and have a wide understanding of the SORP, IFRS and other accounting standards applicable to a local authority.