Principal Accountant (General Fund)

7 days left

£44,607 - £50,448 per annum
05 Nov 2019
21 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The London Borough of Merton aims to become London’s Best Council by 2020 and our high achieving finance function has an important part to play in this.

We are looking to recruit an experienced financial accountant to our Closing of Accounts team.

In this role, you will be responsible for a number of key tasks, including:

  • Providing technical support to the closing of accounts' process
  • To undertake accounting projects
  • To provide accounting advice
  • To prepare government returns
  • Management of senior accountants 

Working closely with the Chief Accountant, you will have sound technical knowledge, proven experience of financial accounting and appropriate accountancy qualifications. You must be able to demonstrate the ability to organise, plan and deliver work to tight deadlines. In addition, you will have strong communication and reporting skills, excellent IT skills and pay attention to detail. You will be confident working on your own initiative and be able to cope with competing work demands.

Should you have the enthusiasm and ability to deliver a first class service to help Merton become London’s Best Council, then we would like to hear from you.  In return, you will benefit from 26 days annual leave (pro rata) , entitlement to join the local government pension scheme, and non-contributory life assurance.

Please contact Steve Bowsher, Chief Accountant on 020 8545 3531 for an informal discussion about this opportunity.

Closing Date: 12 Noon,  21st November 2019

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