Lead Accountant

Michael Page
West Midlands
£200 - £250 per day
22 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021
JN -022021-2006432
Daniel Evans
Job role
Public sector
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

I am currently shortlisting for two Interim Finance positions within Local Government. Both roles are for Lead Accountants who will play a huge part in supporting and growing their Finance team and driving process improvements.

Client Details

My clients are a Local Government Authority based in the Midlands who are growing their Finance operations with two key senior Interim appointments.


The Lead Accountant/Finance Manager position will be part of the Senior Management team and will involve the following responsibilities

  • To deputise, in the absence of or in place of, the Deputy Head of Finance/Head of Finance.
  • To provide high quality financial information to senior management up to and including Executive Directors to allow decision-making.
  • To present financial information to a range of audiences, including contentious information to Scrutiny panels and other public meetings.
  • To represent the council at regional meetings and on regional projects as appropriate
  • To effectively manage yourself and the staff for which you are responsible, including ensuring at all times the following
  • Written procedures for all team roles are prepared and monitored
  • Deadlines are effectively managed, prioritised and met
  • Adequate staff cover to ensure maintenance of an effective finance service both within the team and across the finance service where appropriate
  • Resources aims, objectives and priorities are met
  • Performance is maintained, managed and reported in line with EPA guidelines
  • Service improvement, change management and process developments are implemented, provide lead support to the Council's Transformation programme.

  • Profile

    The successful candidate will be qualified and have extensive experience of managing a highly successful team within the Public Sector, ideally within Local Government.

    The Interim contracts available require candidates to be immediately available or coming to the end of their current assignment, ready to begin a new assignment within a matter of a week or two. Remote on-boarding will typically take no longer than 2 weeks.

    Job Offer

    Day Rates between £200-£250 per day (Inside IR35)

    Duration - 3-4 Months with possible extension.

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