Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Deputy Chief Accountant

Deputy Chief Accountant
Location: Reading
Contract: Temporary (3-months initial)
Rate: £500-550 per day umbrella
Start Date: ASAP
Sector: Local Government

Job Description
Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority in Reading for a Deputy Chief Accountant on a temporary basis.

The postholder will be a key member of the Finance Leadership Team, and will lead the technical accounting team in the delivery of the Statutory Accounting function.

The main focus will be preparing the draft 2023/24 Statement of Accounts for publication and providing supporting evidence ready for external audit scrutiny.

The postholder will also deputise for the Chief Accountant in matters concerning financial accounting, accounts payable and financial systems administration and developments.

Candidate Criteria

  • CCAB Qualified Accountant with evidence of continuous professional development

  • Substantial experience of working at a senior level within a Finance function and of budgeting, closedown and providing financial information / advice directly to senior finance and non-finance officers at all levels including chief officers

  • Substantial experience in delivering financial advice at a strategic level across wide ranging and complex services

  • Expert knowledge of financial modelling techniques and principles and ability to design develop and implement such models

  • Great communication skills with the ability to work well on own initiative as well as part of a team

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Greg at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208969 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.