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Principal Accountant
  • Employer: Mole Valley District Council
  • Reference: PRINACC/001
  • Published: Thu 05/12/2019, 14:15 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/01/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £42,370-£46,485
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Dorking, Surrey, Surrey

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Principal Accountant

“Happy to talk flexible working”

About us

Find out more about Mole Valley District Council 

About the role and team
This is mainly a business partnering role, where you will support the business managers and their teams by providing financial advice, insight, analysis and encourage commercial thinking.

The Financial Services Team is fundamental to the business, providing on-going support, advice and challenge on the organisation’s financial arrangements.

As a Principal Accountant, you will actively participate in the smooth delivery of the following key financial processes for revenue and capital: budget setting, budget monitoring, closedown and producing the statement of accounts.

In addition to this, you will be responsible for at least one area of technical expertise. The ones currently covered by this post are: collection fund accounting and charitable accounts.

Each member of the team has responsibility for some systems accounting tasks, project work and may undertake some procurement of contracts.

The Financial Services Team uses matrix management to achieve its objectives, and so, this post would, at times, direct the activities and workload of any or all of the officers within the Financial Services Team, in consultation with the Financial Services Manager and the Chief Accountant.

About you
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, pro-active, tenacious and has the ability to deliver workloads within tight timescales.

You will have good interpersonal skills and be a qualified accountant with experience of supporting complex service delivery, preferably within local government.

If you get excited about trying out new ideas and are always on the lookout for better ways of doing things, then you might be the new team member that we are hoping will join us.

For You
Find out what we can offer you 

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Paul Taylor on 01306 879 383. Alternatively you can contact HR at

Closing date for applicants: Midday Monday 06 January 2020
Interview dates: Week commencing 13 January 2020
Politically restricted role:Yes

MVDC is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

How to apply
Visit our careers website and submit your CV along with a supporting statement, to let us know how you meet the required skills and experience of the job description and person specification or email our careers inbox