Various Principal Accountants

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 14/04/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £46,392 - £56,640 per annum


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Islington is a borough of great strengths: thriving businesses; excellent transport links; outstanding services; and most importantly, a rich and wonderful diversity of people, cultures and communities. But despite these strengths, too many of our people are in danger of being left behind. We are determined to create a more equal Islington, where everyone who lives in Islington has an equal chance to thrive – so there couldn’t be a more important time to join us as we take our residents, our businesses and community on a new journey to shape the future of our borough.

The finance department is currently going through a restructure to help develop and improve an already effective and passionate finance team. The restructure is built around development, growth and career progression to ensure we create a high performing finance team that can provide even more support to the council and benefit our residents. The next step of the restructure is to really embed the model that we’ve implemented, ensuring we are challenging the organisation to maximise the delivery of services and have an even bigger impact for our residents.

The Principal Accountants work within the corporate finance team supporting Strategic Finance Managers in Capital and Revenue. The roles will provide technical support and financial advice to ensure that the Council’s financial resources are managed effectively. Key responsibilities will include;

  • Providing advice and support across the Council for complex/specialist areas including Capital and Revenue
  • Ensuring strong policies and procedures to promote awareness of good financial practice and control
  • Completing specific tasks within the annual closing of accounts process
  • Ensuring the reviewing and updating of all documentation, policies and procedures and compliance with statutory requirements
  • Ensuring effective liaison with Government departments and statutory agencies, particularly in relation to complex matters including statutory returns and government grants

To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified accountant or finalist level and still studying, with strong technical knowledge. Experience of working in a corporate department for a large complex organization is also essential.

For more information on the role and how to apply please visit or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864 / . The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd May.

Islington offers a very flexible hybrid working environment. Majority home working is available with the expectation you are in the office a minimum of 2 days per month or when there is a business need.

Applications from those looking to work reduced or condensed hours are also encouraged.

If you come and work with us, we’ll ask that you commit to our mission of creating a more equal Islington for all our residents, and that you work diligently and efficiently to help us achieve it. In return we’ll offer fair pay, good working conditions, development opportunities and some great employee benefits

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