Principal Accountant

Location
Burnley, Lancashire
Salary
Grade 13 £40,876 - £43,857
Posted
30 Apr 2021
Closes
23 May 2021
Sector
Local council
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a commercially minded and enthusiastic person to be part of our finance team in an organisation which is proud of its skilled workforce and which has a clear vision for our borough’s future.

That vision is shared by all our partners and is in-tune with the aspirations of local people. It promotes Burnley as a place that is forward-looking with a clear track record in delivering transformational change through innovative and effective local partnership working.

These are challenging times and you could play an important part in delivering our ambitious plans.

As a forward-thinking and energetic local authority, we are proud of our Investors in People Gold status and value the contribution all colleagues make.

We are looking for a CCAB or CIMA-qualified accountant to help support our ambitious agenda, driving forward regeneration schemes, developing our commercial strategy and supporting the delivery of services.

This will be a key role within Finance and Property, you will lead a team undertaking a full range of financial activities to service units of the council and deputise for the Finance Manager.

You will be instrumental in bringing forward and implementing new initiatives and commercial strategies and plans to ensure the sustainability of council services, working closely with the Finance Manager and Head of Service.

An experienced senior financial leader you will have significant and practical post-qualification experience together with an understanding of all current major issues affecting local government finance.

If you are interested in working with us to deliver our vision for our borough, we’d love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion on the content of the job description or person specification, please contact Amy Johnson, Finance Manager, via email (ajohnson@burnley.gov.uk).

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