Principal Accountant: Technical and Systems

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 innovative person to fulfil a Principal Accountant Technical and Systems post to help deliver these priorities.

The position provides an excellent opportunity for a part qualified Accountant with excellent IT skills, to develop their knowledge in Corporate Technical Accounting and Financial Systems. 

We are in the process of changing/improving our financial systems, therefore this role needs a forward thinking individual with the ability to ‘think outside the box’.  It will require the development of new and efficient finance systems to improve the end user experience across the Council.  

The post holder will also work on year-end accounts, business cases/projects and will be responsible for the management of the system based exchequer functions. You will mentor junior members of staff.  It is a varied role that will give you bespoke skills, exposure and responsibility to enable progression within the Council and in your finance career.

The successful candidate will be motivated by change, willing to learn and challenge, confident in their 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 Accountant 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:      MONDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2018

Interview date:    MONDAY 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.

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