Chief Accountant

Kendal, Cumbria
Salary scale L £38,237 - £41,025 per annum
29 Mar 2018
16 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Permanent, Full-time (37 hours per week), Flexi time scheme, Local Government Pension 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 for a Chief Accountant to join our finance team at South Lakeland District Council. Reporting to and supporting the Financial Services Manager, you’ll be an experienced accountant with strong technical skills and an enthusiasm to continually develop and enhance our financial services. 

You will be confident in providing financial advice to Chief Officers, Members and other stakeholders and you will have excellent written and interpersonal communications skills. 

Applications are invited from candidates who hold a CCAB qualification, have significant experience of working in a management role in a local authority and a proven track record of producing high quality accounts.

The role will provide effective management and professional responsibility the Financial Services team including financial management and reporting, treasury management, VAT and insurance.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career in a committed team.  The role will be based at the Council’s Headquarters in Kendal, Cumbria. For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Smith – Financial Services Manager on 01539 793147.

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 alone for job vacancies, however, they can be attached to the application form.

Candidates that are shortlisted for interview will be informed by email (the email address used to register with our recruitment site).

Closing date for applications: Monday 16 April 2018

Interviews will be held:            Tuesday 24 April 2018