Principal Accountant x 4
Sector: Local Government
Location: Remote working
Date posted: 02/01/2022
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 4 Principal Accountants, to support a range of services (covering Adult Social Care, Growth and Regeneration, Housing, and Financial Management) 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 roles available and Bristol City Council including their values, as well as the recruitment process please refer to allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/bristolcouncil or contact Matthew Swindell on 07921 337 926 or Will Ryan on 07789 871 864 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.
These roles are able to work remotely for the majority of the time, with occasional trips to the office. These are anticipated to be around once a month or less. Any journeys to the office would be at the employees own expense. Part-time working arrangements can also be accommodated with these roles.
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.