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Principal Accountant Corporate

Allen Lane Limited
Waltham Forest, London (Greater)
£46,638 to £49,674 (Pay award pending)
Closing date
13 Jun 2022
Waltham Forest PAC

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Local government, Unitary councils, Local council
Contract Type
Full Time
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Waltham Forest is a London borough with strong economic growth, vibrant multi-cultural communities and a thriving cultural and creative sector. Redevelopment and regeneration over the last decade has brought significant new housing and employment opportunities as well as helping build a thriving small business economy.

Public service has been at the heart of Waltham Forest’s response to the pandemic, both in how residents helped each other and how the council has faced the challenges. This understanding of public service requires more leadership and responsibility from the Council, not less. The Council is focused on listening more and finding new ways to work alongside residents, partners and businesses. That is why we developed our new Public Service Strategy to set out how we plan to take on the immediate challenges faced by residents, communities and businesses throughout and post the Covid-19 pandemic. Finance will need to play a key role in the delivery of this, which is why we are looking to strengthen our finance team.

The Principal Accountant Corporate will support the development of the MTFS and provide strategic financial advisory, planning and support services for the Corporate Directorate, deputising for the Group Accountant when needed. Key responsibilities will include;

  • Providing independent analysis and interpretation of complex financial and performance data, to help inform decisions making
  • Supporting the strategic planning of expenditure for their department
  • Identifying and assessing strategic and financial risks associated with issues relating to a defined area of responsibility.
  • Developing and producing option appraisals and financial modelling as required

To be suitable for the role you need to be at least part qualified and actively studying, with proven experience of assisting a group of budget holders, with the ability to influence and challenge. The ability to analyse complex data is also essential.

Going forward Waltham Forest will be operating a hybrid working model, with a greater balance between home based and office working, subject to role requirements.

For more information on Waltham Forest, the recruitment processes and to see the job description please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864 or for a confidential conversation.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to by Monday 13th June. The covering letter should be no more than 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and specific examples of how you meet the key criteria.

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