Government & Defence

Principal Accountant (ELWA)

Full Time

The London Borough of Redbridge provides finance services to East London Waste Authority (ELWA) which is the statutory body responsible for the disposal of waste arising in the area covered by the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Newham and Redbridge.

A vacancy has arisen for a Principal Accountant to work exclusively on providing services to ELWA in order to support to the Finance Director in her statutory role.

You will work with the Head of Business Partnering and a small team to deliver a range of outstanding, customer focused accounting services to ELWA, including production of the statement of accounts, treasury management, levy setting and management accounting.

A CCAB qualified accountant, you will need to have a sound understanding of local government finance and strong technical skills. You should also be a confident communicator who is able to foster great working relationships with those you work with and you’ll relish having responsibility for a wide remit, delivering a range of finance services to a stand-alone local authority. A flexible approach and the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities is essential, as is the ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.

In return you’ll enjoy an excellent benefits package including a minimum of 27 days’ annual leave and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Initial interviews will take place week commencing 26 th August 2019.

The closing date for applications is 16 th August 2019.

Ambitious for Redbridge

Employment Type Permanent

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