A Local Authority based in the South East currently has a need for and Interim Principal Accountant, with a good understanding of the Education Funding regime in England (so good working knowledge of all areas of the DSG, the Pupil Premium, Devolved Formula Capital etc.)
You must have excellent Excel competency, as you will be undertaking complex modelling and completing complex ESFA data returns in Excel.
Experience of dealing with senior leadership, with executive members and external stakeholders, including writing reports to draft stage
Ability to handle difficult conversations. Again a large part of the role is liaison with schools, including managing school expectations, ensuring they fulfil their commitments to the Local Authority and managing schools in financial difficulty whereby hard choices have to be communicated and local decision making challenged.
This role will be remote working