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Principal Accountant (Ref.3175)

Devon County Council
Multiple Locations
£44,624 - £48,678 per annum
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Local government, County councils
Contract Type
Full Time
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Devon County Council is based in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, whether you like the sea, the countryside or the city, Devon is the place for you. We have a modern and vibrant workplace with flexible working opportunities and offer support to relocate.

Due to an internal promotion Devon County Council is seeking to appoint a Principal Accountant to work with adult social care services, to help us meet the challenges of today and shape our future for tomorrow. As we emerge from the pandemic there has never been a better time to work with adult social care.

It is an exciting time to be joining our finance team, we have several key transformation projects getting under way which will define our service for years to come. As a finance professional you will have a critical role in shaping and leading our service, ensuring systems are fit for purpose and remain relevant in an ever-changing environment and deliver our fundamental purpose of securing excellent financial stewardship and probity.

If you are an effective communicator and inspiring team leader with first class interpersonal skills, we want to hear from you.  Excellent IT and analytical skills, with a sound understanding of accounting principles are also essential, as is the ability to organise and prioritise often conflicting workloads, to achieve results accurately and on time. 

For further details, please refer to our attached job description and person specification, and if you would like an informal discussion about the role and what it is like to work for us, please contact Lisa Evans, Head Accountant – Adult Care & Health, on 01392 380565. More information about our team can be found at Devon Finance Services

Interview Date: 31/08/22

  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.  
  • The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. 
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. 
  • Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page

To apply for the role and for further information please follow : -

Closing date: 3rd August 2022

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