Sandwell is in the heart of the West Midlands and it's a great place to live, work, shop and visit.
This is an exciting, yet challenging time to work in Public Sector finance. At Sandwell Council we are proud of our Vision 2030 ambitions and are working hard to achieve them. Financial stability is key to this work.
We are looking to recruit a dynamic, committed and enthusiastic Principal Accountant. You should be a strategic thinker and qualified accountant. Alongside being a technical expert, the role requires excellent people, communication and management skills and an aptitude to influence and embrace change.
You should have in-depth knowledge and proven experience of Local Authority accounting and, reporting to a Finance Business Partner, will be responsible for leading and motivating a Financial Management team providing support, analysis and advice across our service areas.
Applicants will need to be a CCAB qualified accountant and be able to demonstrate experience in managing staff and of operating with senior officers, stakeholders and partnership groups.
We offer a generous package including competitive pay (salary range £46,564 - £49,538), pension scheme, flexible working practices and Sandwell’s My Employee Benefits scheme – which includes salary sacrifice schemes, an employee assistance and counselling service and a wide range of unique discounts.
Advert closes: Friday 31st May 2019
Shortlisting: w/c 3rd June 2019
Interview dates: 12th-13th June 2019
37 hours per week
This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.