Chief Accountant

South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4DQ
Salary scale L £38,237 - £41,025 per annum
20 Sep 2017
20 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Chief Accountant

Permanent, Full-time (37 hours per week), Flexi time scheme

Salary scale L £38,237 - £41,025 per annum

South Lakeland includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain, with large parts of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks falling within its district. With its excellent quality of life, good road and rail links, good schools, and cultural heritage it is not difficult to see why it has recently been voted the best place to live in the UK.

We are looking to recruit a Chief Accountant to support the statutory Chief Finance Officer in the provision of financial advice to Chief Officers, Employees, Members and other stakeholders and to identify the risks and opportunities to enable the delivery of the priorities set out within the Council Plan.


Applications are invited from candidates who hold a CCAB qualification and have significant experience of working and effectively managing within, ideally, a local authority setting.

The role will provide effective management and professional responsibility for those sections of Financial Services concerned with Financial Management, Financial Reporting, Treasury Management, VAT and Insurance.

The ability to continuously seek excellence in quality and improvements in performance within the services managed is required and to ensure high quality financial information and analysis is provided to adequately inform the decision making of the Council.

The role will be based at the Council’s Headquarters in Kendal, Cumbria. For an informal discussion, please contact Shelagh McGregor – Chief Finance Officer on 01539 793112

For further information including the job description, person specification and details of how to apply, please visit us at   

We are unable to accept CVs for job vacancies.

Candidates that are shortlisted for interview will be informed by email.

Closing date for applications: Monday 9 October 2017

Interviews will be held:        Wednesday 18 October 2017