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Principal Accountant/Analyst, Development

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
Europe -- Northern europe -- United Kingdom -- England -- Greater London London
£46,392 - 54,513 per year + excellent benefits
Closing date
9 Jun 2022

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Local government, Borough councils, Local council
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Hammersmith & Fulham is a dynamic, diverse and exciting place to live and work. Sitting alongside four and a half miles of the River Thames and nestled between one of the world’s busiest airports, the City of London and London’s West End, the Borough is aiming to be the best place for business in Europe, as well as a thriving hub for the arts, culture, sports and leisure. Hammersmith & Fulham, like most local authorities, continues to face significant challenges. The Government’s austerity agenda has triggered funding cuts while at the same time demand for services has increased. During this time the importance of finance has only been reinforced as they seek to look for ever more efficient ways to make resources go further. This is an exciting time to join the finance team. Have undergone a re-structure there are a number of exciting opportunities to join a highly committed and innovative team, dedicated to building on their performance and contribution to the success of the borough and welfare of its residents. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to provide financial support to the council’s new development initiatives from appraisal, business case to project/ programme monitoring. You will lead on the financial management of significant regeneration and housing and investment schemes including investment feasibility, sensitivity testing and risk management, monitoring and reporting (including closing the accounts). You will be required to work effectively with project managers and to produce high quality reports and data to support decision making and control of unique projects.

You will be a qualified accountant (CCAB/ CIMA or AAT) and have significant experience or be part qualified and committed to qualifying.

The successful candidate will have very good IT skills, experience of the wider M365 application suite, and an advanced working knowledge of Excel. You will ideally have knowledge of housing development financial appraisal methodologies and housing development finance, housing development financial processes, risks, legislative frameworks/ regulations, and funding. You will also have financial modelling experience. You may have worked in local government, social housing or in any other environment where appraisal of development plans has been a key element of your role.

For more information on the role and how to apply please visit or contact Jan McQuaker 07798 815734. The closing date for applications is 9th June.

Hammersmith and Fulham are offering a very flexible hybrid working environment.


We’re passionate about providing residents with better, more customer-focused services than ever before. There’s real, positive change under way in this vibrant, diverse and extremely accessible borough. And if you share our refusal to settle for second best, there’s never been a better time to join us.

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