Interim Principle Accountant

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Housing

Location: South West

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 26/07/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Salary: £500 per day


A Local Authority in the South West currently have an urgent need for an Interim Principal Accountant – Housing to commence ASAP.


  • Interpreting financial performance for organisation-wide services or activities
  • Providing independent analysis and interpretation of complex and technical financial data to facilitate support and challenge to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintaining the accuracy of forecasts and, using a good understanding of the business model and financial drivers, to challenge and influence the key stakeholders
  • Ensuring compliance with finance and other regulations including CIPFAs code of practice any operational guidance and grant conditions
  • Preparing final accounts and the annual statutory accounts in accordance with relevant accounting and statutory requirements and liaising with external auditors
  • Undertaking financial evaluation of new policies; advising upon and implementing legislation and government circulars
  • Supporting the development of the organisation’s rolling five-year Capital Programme, liaising with officers across the council to compile bids and funding information; the re-phasing of approved budgets and the inclusion of budget bids for new projects
  • Preparing monthly capital budget monitoring reports for all budget managers in accordance with approved timescales and monthly and quarterly capital expenditure and receipts, monitoring information for inclusion within the budget monitoring report for presentation


  • Ideally experience of HRA or Housing Delivery Accounting
  • Ideally Local Authority experience or Housing
  • Financial modelling skills
  • CCAB Qualified

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33 King Street, St. James’s,
London, SW1Y 6RJ

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