Principal Accountant x5

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: South West

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 05/08/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £39,880 - £42,821 per annum


Despite the challenges facing local government, Bristol City Council are playing a leading role in driving a city of hope and aspiration, where everyone can share in its success.

In achieving this vision, Bristol are working with partners to empower communities and individuals, improve economic and social equality, and create healthier and more resilient communities where life expectancy is not determined by wealth or background. The Council delivers a diverse range of services, and have an ambitious capital and investment programmes for the city, and to support people who live, visit, and work in Bristol.

To support this and deliver on key strategic objectives, Bristol are recruiting a number of Finance positions, including 5 Principal Accountants, to support a range of services within the Finance Business Support team. These roles will play a key role in partnering with their directorate to provide high quality financial and commercial advice to better understand challenges and opportunities, and support operational decision making. Key responsibilities include;

  • Taking a proactive approach in managing and delivering financial and management accounting services
  • Building strong working relationships with key stakeholders to identify opportunities for business improvements and efficiencies
  • Collaborating with stakeholders across the organisation to ensure that robust financial controls are in operation, and that financial risk is understood
  • Ensuring a culture of continuous looking to constantly adding value and inspire success

To be suitable for this role you need to be a fully qualified customer-focused finance professional with the ability to build relationships and influence senior stakeholders. You will have proven experience of helping develop a business partnering approach.

For more information on the role available and Bristol City Council including their values, as well as the recruitment process please refer to or contact Jack Murphy on 07921 335 786 or Jack Cox on 07921 336 629 for a confidential conversation.

Bristol City Council go that extra mile for their people; they offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. All initial working will be remote, with significant flexibility to work from home 3-4 days a week in the longer term.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.

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