Principal Accountant (Corporate Finance)

Employer
Islinton Council
Location
Islington, London (Greater)
Salary
£48,576 - £55,665 per annum
Closing date
9 Jan 2022
Reference
RS/0032/SA-A

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Sector
Local government, Borough councils

Our ambition

We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.

Our values and behaviours

‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.

We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).

We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We have an ambitious new goal – to be the best council in the country – and this means raising the bar, so that every employee understands the part they play and is inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’, playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, ambitious, resourceful and empowering.

Our refreshed behaviours, spell out the word CARE, which we think sums up what public service is all about.  It’s essential that you demonstrate these behaviours in all your working practices.

The Role

We are seeking a self-motivated finance professional to join the Revenue area of the Corporate Accountancy Team.  The post will give the right candidate the opportunity to gain invaluable experience across a range of key corporate finance areas.  The capacity to work flexibly and under great pressure is essential as this is a demanding and challenging role.  The successful candidate will require a high level of technical expertise, along with the ability to interpret complex and evolving legislation and the commitment to keep abreast of changes in accounting requirements pertaining to local government.

Key Skills & Experience

  • CCAB qualified
  • Post-qualification experience in a professional finance environment, with a sound understanding of Local Government policies and legislation.
  • Knowledge and experience of financial accounting including Whole of Governments Accounts (WGA), Grants accounting and Balance Sheet monitoring.

If you believe you have the desired skills and qualities we would like to hear from you.

In return you will benefit from exceptional career enhancing opportunities whilst working in a flexible and innovative environment where the individual is valued as much as the team.

Islington Council offers an excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Flexible working, promoting a healthy work-life balance
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Staff discounts in leisure, travel, health services and goods

Closing date: Sunday 9th January 2022 at 23:59pm.

Interview dates: week commencing - 24th January 2022

For an informal discussion please contact: Mumba Mumba (Strategic Revenue Manager) on 020 7527 2432 or via email at Mumba.Mumba@islingtron.gov.uk

To apply please click here http://islington.trac.jobs/job/v3668318?cdok=1

It is the policy of Islington Council that no user of service, present or future employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their sex, perceived or actual sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion or belief, age, creed, colour, nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, or disability, or on the grounds of their association with someone in one of these groups; nor is disadvantaged by any conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified. We welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates and acknowledge our responsibility to mitigate against racial discrimination. 

We are also committed to flexible working and will consider requests where possible.

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