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Principal Accountant - Systems
  • Employer: Preston City Council
  • Reference: PCC/21/149383
  • Published: Mon 26/04/2021, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/05/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £43,857 - £44,863
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Preston City Council, Lancashire

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Principal Accountant - Systems

We are looking to recruit an experienced CCAB or CIMA qualified Principal Accountant - Systems to join our Accountancy Services Team.


The main duties of the post holder will be driving forward the development and managing the smooth running, maintenance and control of the Civica Financials and other financial management information systems and the effective delivery of accounts payable,accounts receivable and income collection functions. The post-holder will also be involved in providing financial advice and support to Budget Holders and Management.

We are looking for someone with a drive to find service and process improvements through innovative and unique solutions, with the skills and desire to maximise the use of technology across a wide range of financial processes.

A strong customer service focus along with the ability to manage small and large or complex projects is also key.The post holder will have the ability to work as part of a team and show the necessary enthusiasm required to fulfil this role to its optimum.  Excellent communication skills are required along with the ability to exercise your own initiative and the ability to influence decision making.

This is an exciting opportunity in a much varied role.  We are looking for a fast thinking and experienced individual who will be a significant member of our Accountancy Services Team.

*The annual salary of £43,857 - £44,863 is made up of £41,881 -£42,821 per annum basic salary, plus a reviewable market supplement, which is currently £1,979 -£2042 per annum.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams week commencing Monday 17 May 2021. Please indicate on your application if you are able to attend the interview via Teams, or whether an alternative arrangement need to be made. For an informal discussion about the role or for further information, please contact Lee Hurst, Assistant Director (Head of Financial Services), by email at or telephone 01772 906959.

How to apply

Complete our online job application form via the following link.