Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Chief Accountant

Chief Accountant
Location: London
Contract: Temporary (3-months initial)
Salary: £600 per day umbrella
Start Date: Flexible
Sector: Local Government

*Hybrid Working


Job Description
Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority in London for a Chief Accountant to join the team on a temporary basis.

The postholder will manage the closure of accounts team ensuring the accounts and related notes are produced in line with the statutory deadline and act as the main liaison point between the council and its external auditors.

The postholder will be responsible for the management of 3 Finance Managers who look after capital accounting, the closedown timetable and act as the interface between the closing team, the rest of finance and other council departments.

Candidate Criteria

  • CCAB/CIMA Qualified Accountant with extensive PQE

  • Experience of leading on the closure of accounts within a Local Authority is essential

  • Experience of managing high-level processes and supervising senior professionals within a Local Authority Finance environment

  • 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.