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Principal Accountant Information Technology

Seven Resourcing
27.53 - 27.53 GBP Hourly
Closing date
21 Feb 2024

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Seven Resourcing are looking for one Principal Accountant to work in Exeter, EX2 4QD. This is within the councils finance team. This is a part time position (18.5 hours per week) this role is based in the council offices but can be done fully remotely.

It is paid at GBP27.53 per hour (Ltd) but can be negotiated.

The role:

The main purpose of the job is to lead, manage and provide an effective, and independent

professional financial support service with the following key objectives:

- Introduce and develop the adoption of strategic capital accounting practices, and prepare appropriate management information, which will enable services to adhere to capital compliance - specifically relating to the implementation of the new ERP system.

- Ensure capital fiscal probity for DCC within statutory and local authority standards whilst

providing accounting expertise in line with customers' capital objectives.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide strategic financial management advice and support to the service to ensure that limited corporate capital financial resources are allocated, managed and utilised to best effect

    and capital objectives are achieved.

  • Support the Head of Capital and Technical with the capital management of Council
  • Partnerships and other major strategic projects; specifically relating to the implementation of

    the new ERP system

  • Work directly with Heads of Service, and their respective management boards on a range of

    specific capital projects that have a strategic effect on the service and its performance and advise on different business and service delivery models.

  • Provide advice on financial and capital aspects of procurement processes and tenders including interpretation of contracts, pricing, negotiation, outputs and scoring mechanisms. as well as business planning.
  • Provide strategic capital financial advise to designated management groups and major project


  • Co-ordinate capital financial advice and support, including financial modelling, assessments of profit and loss, forecasting, understanding overheads and other operating costs, options appraisals and financial business planning (incorporating technical and specific capital accounting practices as appropriate)

    Interpret, prepare and review statistical service data, both financial and non-financial such as grant funding agreements, grant bids, grant claims and S106 / developer agreements.

  • Lead on the development, enhancement, design and implementation of capital business processes for the capital team, and it's relationships with other financial systems as


  • Specific lead in developing and enhancing the monitoring of S106 agreements and reconciling to cash held.
  • Define the financial framework, its processes and controls, for each service
  • Manage staff in a project management capacity as required, for example co-ordinating work stream leads or other subject matter experts / key users of the new ERP system.
  • This document outlines the duties for the time being to indicate the level of responsibility. It is not a comprehensive or exclusive list and the duties may be varied from time to time which do not change the general character to the job or the level of responsibility entailed.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Similar Work Related Experience
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Current Standard DBS check.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w.

Working with Seven Social Care:

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