(HC67) Principal Accountant

£43,000.00 - 48,000.00 Per Annum

At Harris Burns we take your career seriously. We know the public sector inside out and we’ll get to know you well too so we’re ideally placed to help you make your next move.

We match outstanding candidates with exceptional clients. Our candidates have the knowledge, skills and experience to secure senior management or executive level positions within our specialist sectors. We offer an individual approach considering capabilities and career aspirations before advising on next steps.

We are looking for a Principal Accountant who is enthusiastic, pro-active, with good interpersonal skills and be a qualified accountant with experience of supporting complex service delivery. You must have experience managing and motivating a team, leading by example at all times.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Head of Finance the post will be responsible for management of the finance team to ensure the effective delivery of :

The provision of financial information, advice and guidance; The annual budget setting and business planning processes;
The production of the annual Statement of Accounts and statutory returns;
The review, development and ongoing maintenance of business processes and systems control functions within Oracle financials.

Core responsibilities
To manage the finance team
To plan and co-ordinate team activities to produce detailed budgets which are consistent with the corporate planning parameters and the agreed budget strategy.
To plan and co-ordinate team activities to produce and disseminate financial monitoring and projections to agreed timescales and standards.
To plan and co-ordinate financial year end activities to comply with statutory reporting requirements.
To co-ordinate the completion of grant claims and statistical returns and to liaise with external bodies, auditors and regulators as required
To manage and undertake robust financial modelling to support effective service development.
To ensure compliance with HMRC requirements (VAT, Corporation Tax).

If you would like to know more about this interesting role then please get in touch with Sara Phillips on 01952 743243 for an informal discussion or email info@harrisburns.com to apply