Principal Accountant

Job Details

london Borough of Haringey are looking for an Principal Accountant to support the Chief Accountant and Deputy Chief Accountant in maintaining the integrity of the Council’s accounts and producing the Statement of Accounts each year. This role is the lead on collection fund and revenue accounting including the completion of notes to the council’s statutory accounts, group accounts, cash flow statement and statistical returns.


  • To provide high quality customer focused financial information, training, modelling, analysis, support and advice to stakeholders across the Council, including other finance officers, budget holders and senior managers to support financial reporting, decision making and budget management.
  • To maintain the integrity of the Council’s chart of accounts, balances and transactions to facilitate all aspects of financial and management reporting.
  • To contribute to the mitigation or resolution of complex financial issues, challenges and risks
  • To ensure that there is an effective framework for financial reporting, budget setting, forecasting, control and management within the Council for both revenue and capital budgets.
  • To undertake complex and technical accounting tasks.
  • To provide appropriate support, guidance and training to enable officers to carry out their financial accounting responsibilities.
  • Participate in all council staff management and development processes including appraisals, my conversation, finance forum etc.
  • Ensure all direct and indirect reports in the finance function have adequate supervision, training and support and ensure that tasks are allocated and work is planned and carried out in accordance with deadlines.
  • To undertake training and development in order to fulfil the requirements of the role
  • To deputise as required for the Business Partner
  • To undertake specific complex project work including options appraisal or financial modelling as required

Payrate: 550.00 umbrella