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Principal Finance Business Partner

City Of Lincoln Counil
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
PO2B (£49,943 - £53,109)
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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If you’re familiar with Lincoln, you’ll know how much the City has transformed over the last decade. Lively, dynamic, and always improving, we are hugely proud of our City and our employees who are always seeking out ways to make Lincoln an even more fulfilling, inclusive and prosperous city in which to work and live.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join our Financial Services Team in an ambitious and high-performing organisation.

We are looking to appoint an experienced finance professional who will contribute to all aspects of the financial standing, management and reporting of the Council’s financial resources.  This key finance post will support the delivery of a comprehensive finance service, with particular focus on providing advice and analysis for all aspects of revenue planning, monitoring and accounting, including contributing to the development of business cases and projects. 

The ideal candidate will need to be a fully qualified CCAB accountant, or in final stages of professional studies, with excellent technical accounting skills.  Significant experience of the preparation of statutory accounts, budget preparation and budgetary control is essential, and you must be proficient in the use of computerised financial systems.  You will be an innovative self-starter, with an aptitude for interpreting, explaining and applying accounting standards and policies, and an analytic approach in evaluating business proposals. You’ll have excellent communication skills, be able to build effective relationships at all levels and to manage both your own and your team’s workload.

The Council has a flexible working policy which includes flexitime and hybrid working.

If you feel you have the skills, experience and drive required, we look forward to receiving your application.

Benefits we offer:

- Flexible working options / Flexi time scheme.

- Generous annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays.

- Local government pension scheme (currently 23.4% employer contribution).

- Employee online discount scheme (including cinema, retail/supermarkets and homeware/tech).

- Health and Wellbeing support.

- Sustainable Travel Options (Tax free bike scheme and discounted City parking).

For an informal discussion, please contact Laura Shipley (Financial Services Manager) via e-mail on 

In order to complete your application, please visit our website. You will find the essential criteria required for the role in the person specification section of the job description, so please ensure you address this in your supporting statement.

All external candidates are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks and a 6-month probationary period. This role also requires a standard DBS check. 

As a Disability Confident Scheme employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the vacancy.

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