Principal Finance Officer

Bromley Council
Bromley Civic Centre
BR11 to BR14 (£37,797 to £49,742)
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

This is an opportunity to be a key part of a highly motivated, strong performing and friendly Accountancy team within the Finance division. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our accountancy team providing a wide range of financial services to the Children, Education and Families Department and will report to the Senior Accountant.

The post-holder will play a crucial role in providing a comprehensive financial service, including undertaking the following:-

  • To provide financial advice, information and training to budget holders and service managers and helping them complete their budget monitoring.
  • Working with the service and finance colleagues to set future budgets.
  • Supporting the service and finance in meeting the deadlines required to completing the final accounts.
  • Assisting with the completion of statutory returns (including ROs, QRUs, RAs and Section 251’s).
  • Monitoring and tracking of grants.

The successful candidate will preferably be able to meet the following criteria but candidates with similar experience and/or relevant transferable skills will be considered:-

  • Have a strong finance (accounting) background.
  • Be able to work under pressure and be able to deliver results in a fast paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Have experience of working in an accounting / finance environment (ideally public sector).
  • Preferably be AAT qualified (or equivalent).
  • Have a strong customer focus with good communication skills.
  • Having a good knowledge of Excel would be a benefit in this role.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Trevor Clinch on 020 8313 4406 or by e-mail –

Interviews and tests are expected to be held during the week commencing 11th March 2024.

We are committed to achieving equal opportunities in employment and service delivery. We offer a generous package including competitive pay, local government pension scheme, flexible working practices and the Bromley Employee benefits scheme; Cycle2Work, Salary Sacrifice Lease Cars, Technology Scheme and a wide range of unique discounts.

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