Principle Accountant

Canterbury, Kent, UK


Principle Accountant job opportunity in Canterbury, Kent

Our client is currently looking for a principal accountant to join their team based in Canterbury, Kent.

About this Principle Accountant job in Canterbury, Kent:

  • You’ll contribute to the financial year end processes relating to the publishing of the Statement of Accounts and the Local Government Transparency Code.
  • As the Principal Accountant, you’ll take a lead role in the strategic risk management, tax management, audit liaison and budget monitoring for the general fund revenue account.
  • You will monitor and analyse financial performance, ensure robust controls are followed and collaborate with stakeholders.
  • You’ll provide financial advice to support the clients objectives and tax affairs.
  • You will be looking after the clients’ statutory obligations in relation to VAT including advising on the correct VAT treatment of supplies and tax planning and overseeing fraud prevention.
  • You’ll take the lead on budgeting, forecasting and financial planning processes ensuring accuracy and alignment with corporate plan objectives.

Principle Accountants shift pattern in Canterbury, Kent:

  • Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays
  • 37 hours per week

About you, the ideal Principle Accountant in Canterbury, Kent:

  • Professional Qualification in Accounting is essential.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting processes and procedures.
  • Results-oriented with a focus on delivering accurate, complete, and timely results.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and financial-related software.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate cost and financial information across the organisation.
  • Willingness and interest in professional growth and development.
  • Experience in reconciliations, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Exceptional organisational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

What is in it for you as a Principle Accountant in Canterbury, Kent:

  • Starting Salary of £44,551 per annum
  • Employee Perks including multiple retailer and lifestyle discounts.
  • Free use of Canterbury’s Park and Ride for an easier commute.
  • Flexible, hybrid working arrangements.
  • A fantastic pension scheme.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement, starting at 23 days PLUS 3 additional days over the Christmas period whilst the offices are closed. There is also the option to buy additional annual leave.

If this Principle Accountant role in Canterbury, Kent looks right for you, please apply to Larkspur Group with a full CV, or give us a call on 01795 501 801.

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£44,551 per annum
Full time, Permanent
Local Authority, Local Authority Jobs


01795 501801

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