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Chief Accountant

  • Location:

    Enfield Town

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

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  • Salary:

    Up to £700 per day

  • Contact:

    Katie Ore

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Enfield Council

Akton recruitment has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Chief Accountant to join the team at Enfield Council.

Job Role: Chief Accountant

Job Purpose:

  • To be the primary expert on financial accounting regulations and be the primary advisor on this subject matter to the Council's statutory section 151 Officer.

  • To hold the day-to-day responsibility for the Council's system of financial controls, ensuring that all key reconciliations are produced monthly, quarterly or yearly depending on their importance and the regularity.

  • To regularly liaise and manage relationships with the External Auditors at a senior level.

  • To manage the production of the Council's Single entity and Group accounts.

  • To manage the end of year capital and asset accounting processes.

  • To manage the financial accounting function and present to directors and councillors on the matter, where appropriate.

  • To ensure that the team provide specialist financial accounting advice to budget holders and officers in other parts of Finance to support decision-making and financial modelling of major business cases.
  • To be the day-to-day system owner of SAP, BPC, CIPFA Asset Manager and any system related to the Council's Accounts.

Key Information

£700 a day (paye)

3Month Contract