Principal Accountant

Northampton, Northampton
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW340419_1549971350
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-02-12
  • Location: Northampton, Northampton
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-13
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

We have a fab new opportunity for an experienced Principal Accountant to join their team within Northampton area.

Lead in the budget monitoring of the debt finance budgets the new Fire Authority reporting through the monthly monitoring reports on any variances through the council's governance arrangements.

The responsibilities of a Principal Accountant includes:

  • Contributing to the financial instruments disclosure notes required as part of the statement of accounts and their compliance with the CIPFA Code on local authority accounting
  • Responsible for the taxation/VAT management, returns and responding to VAT queries
  • Working collaboratively and flexibly with both finance team members
  • Authority staff in the coordination and communication of information required to fulfil the role
  • To take a lead role in preparing the annual statement of accounts, in conjunction with the Group Accountant
  • To assist in the creation of capital accounting entries to the annual accounts, including those associated with leased assets
  • To liaise with external auditors, managing the delivery of information in response to auditor requests and in respect of final accounts working papers

Requirements of a Principal Accountant:

  • 2 years recent experience within preparing local government accounts
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential
  • Must have tax/VAT experience
  • Must have Treasury Management experience
  • Ability to organise own workload to meet targets and deadlines
  • Must hold a valid accounting qualification

Salary: Up to £19.66 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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