Principal Corporate Accountant

West Lindsey
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
£30,756 to £35,229 per annum
06 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Progression Graded Post: Band 9 to 10

 £30,756 to £35,229 per annum

Full time 37hrs per week, based at the Guildhall, Gainsborough

West Lindsey District Council is changing and innovating.  Driven by a commercial approach to tackling the challenges raised through austerity, and with a Financial Strategy to become financially self-sufficient whilst enabling and supporting continued investment in the District.

We will achieve this through;

  • Generating income from council services through charging, trading and investment
  • Securing external funding and working in partnership to support investment in our communities
  • Increase capital and revenue returns for the council through investment in housing and economic growth
  • Enhancing the council’s commercial culture and capability

Due to the promotion of internal staff, we are now looking to appoint a proactive, analytical and technically capable person to fulfil a Principal Corporate Accountant post to help deliver these priorities.

The position provides an excellent opportunity for a part qualified Accountant to develop their skills in Corporate Technical Accounting with specialisms in Capital Accounting, Treasury Management and Collection Fund. 

The post holder will work on year-end accounts, corporate capital accounting and budget setting, collection fund accounting, treasury management, business cases/projects and mentor junior members of staff.  It is a highly varied technical role that will give you bespoke skills, exposure and responsibility to enable progression within the Council and in your finance career. 

We recognise the specific nature of the skill sets required for this role and we will support the right candidate in their learning and development to fulfil the full function of the position.

The successful candidate will be motivated by change, willing to learn and challenge, confident in their current financial skills, self-starting with the ability to make complex information clear and understandable.  You will thrive on variety and adding value.

The role will report directly to the Corporate Finance Team Leader but will be expected to make a significant contribution to delivering the Council’s financial processes across the whole Finance Team.

We are a solution focused and results orientated finance team with a passion for change and improvement, if you would like to join us, please visit our website for a full Job Description and Person Specification.

Applications will be considered on a Job Share/Flexible working request.

If you would like to discuss the role further, contact Caroline Capon on 01427 676579.

Applicants will be subject to a Basic Disclosure Scotland check.

To apply: visit to download an application form

Please note we do not accept CV’s as a form of application.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation or correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the HR team on 01427 676607.

Closing date:      26th NOVEMBER 2018

Interview date:    W/C 3RD DECEMBER 2018

The Council has a commitment to equal opportunities and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. Also we operate a no smoking policy.

West Lindsey District Council Employer of Choice