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Principal Accountant – Revenue and Principal Accountant – Capital

East Staffordshire Borough Council
East Midlands Region
£46,464 to £51,515 per annum (Pay Award Pending)
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

Situated at the heart of the East Midlands, with excellent transport links, East Staffordshire continues to change and is one of the fastest growing areas in the Midlands, with significant new housing growth and regeneration – which incorporates our transformational Towns Fund programme. Post Covid and through the cost-of-living crisis, the council has focussed on serving our communities, investment, innovation and continuing to deliver excellent services to our residents whilst responding positively to the budgetary challenges that the sector faces.

This focus has ensured that the council is in a strong position financially, with a balanced MTFS, and we are now seeking to appoint to two key Principal  Accountant posts within the finance team who will help to ensure that the council’s long-term financial health and sustainability is maintained. 

The ‘Principal Accountant – Revenue’ post is responsible for leading the in-year budget monitoring and reporting process and play a key role in the annual budget setting process and statement of accounts production.

The ‘Principal Accountant – Capital’ post provides the direction for managing the financial support to the Council’s Capital Programme, ensuring effective working with project officers to enable accurate and timely financial updates, as well as supporting the capital aspects of the annual statement of accounts and budget processes.

If you have the skills and experience to provide financial advice and guidance across the organisation whilst supporting the Deputy S151 Officer in their role of providing professional financial advice to services, the leadership team, Council and Cabinet, then we would love to hear from you.

In addition to the excellent salary, we also provide an attractive employment package that includes:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement of up to 33 days (after 5 years continuous local government service) plus public holidays, an extra statutory day and two concessionary days – which are used to provide for a closedown between Christmas and New Year.
  • A flexible working scheme that allows for up to a further 16 flexi days leave per
  • year.
  • Hybrid working opportunities that support an optimum work life balance
  • arrangement.
  • Access to the local government pension scheme, and Payment of professional
  • subscriptions.

Please see the JD & Person Specification, if you would like further information about these roles then please email and we will arrange a call, or alternatively to arrange an informal discussion please contact our S151 Officer, Lloyd Haynes, at

Closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd June. 
Interviews are due to take place the week commencing
10th June 2024. 

The Council is actively building diverse teams and welcomes applications from everyone, including people of different age, sex, gender, ethnicity, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. ESBC is a Disability Confident Employer.

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