Principal Accountant
  • Employer: Burnley Borough Council
  • Reference: FP/20/133087
  • Published: Thu 10/09/2020, 12:45 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 25/09/2020, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.25 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,876
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Burnley, Lancashire

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Principal Accountant

Finance & Property

Principal Accountant

Full Time – 36.25 hours

Grade 13

£40,876 - £43,857


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a commercially minded and enthusiastic person to be part of our finance team in an organisation which is proud of its skilled workforce and which has a clear vision for our borough’s future.


That vision is shared by all our partners and is in-tune with the aspirations of local people. It promotes Burnley as a place that is forward-looking with a clear track record in delivering transformational change through innovative and effective local partnership working.

These are challenging times and you could play an important part in delivering our ambitious plans.

As a forward-thinking and energetic local authority, we are proud of our Investors in People Gold status and value the contribution all colleagues make.

We are looking for a CCAB or CIMA-qualified accountant to help support our ambitious agenda, driving forward regeneration schemes, developing our commercial strategy and supporting the delivery of services.

This will be a key role within Finance and Property, you will lead a team undertaking a full range of financial activities to service units of the council and deputise for the Finance Manager.

You will be instrumental in bringing forward and implementing new initiatives and commercial strategies and plans to ensure the sustainability of council services, working closely with the Finance Manager and Head of Service.

It is essential that you have significant and practical post-qualification experience in a senior financial role, together with an understanding of all current major issues affecting local government finance. You must also have experience of managing and developing employees.

This is a Politically Restricted Post within the meaning of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

If you are interested in working with us to deliver our vision for our borough, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion on the content of the job description or person specification, please contact Amy Johnson, Finance Manager, on 01282 477172.

How to Apply

We thank you for your interest in working for Burnley Council.


All online applicants will receive an acknowledgment confirming receipt upon submission.


If you are shortlisted you will be invited for an interview. If your application is not successful, you will receive an email confirmation. This is normally within 3 weeks of the closing date.


Details of when the interviews will be held are included within the vacancy advert. You will be able to choose a convenient interview appointment time.


References are normally taken up after the interviews have been held. There will be no offer of employment until satisfactory references, a medical clearance and DBS clearance (if required) have been granted.

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