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Chief Accountant

at SOLOS Consultants Ltd
Location Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Date Posted September 13, 2017
Category Finance
Job Type Contract/Temporary
Salary £245 - £350/day PAYE/UMBRELLA
Start ASAP


Our client is looking for an experienced Qualified Chief Accountant to work within a busy, fast paced environment in the Ipswich area on a contract basis initially. for 9-12 months.

The ideal candidate must be fully qualified, i.e CIPFA, CIMA, ACCA and have proven experience of financial accounting within a Local authority.

This is a key role within the Finance Team, supporting the Head of Finance in the leadership of the service and directly responsible for the management of teams and deliverables within the service. Operating at a senior level across the authority and working closely with the corporate management team, assistant directors and key budget holders across the organisation.

The role will entail the following duties:

• To give assurance to the S151 officer that their statutory duties are being fulfilled
• To oversee a substantial revenue budget of £1bn (at 2017) and a capital budget of over £100m
• To lead a service that provides:
o A full range of financial and management accounting functions including budget planning, budget monitoring and strategic advice and guidance on financial matters
o High levels of support to the Section 151 officer on the development of financial policy and strategy
o Technical expertise on a range of financial specialisms, including taxation, capital, pension funds, grants, treasury management and banking services, innovative finance solutions, consultations, insurance, payments services and annual statutory accounts
• To effectively lead, develop, motivate and support staff with a clear and open direction to build high performing, engaged teams with staff achieving their full potential

Candidates should have prior Local Authority/Council experience in order to begin this contract with immediate effect. Rates will be based upon suitability and experience to the role.

Please note this role has been deemed to be within scope of IR35.

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