Chief Accountant

Salary: £600.00 per day
Location: Barnet, London
Sectors:Finance & Accountancy

Job Title: Chief Accountant (6-Month Contract)

Location: Barnet, London

Salary: £600 per day

Contract Type: Hybrid

Are you an experienced finance professional looking for a new challenge in local government? We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Chief Accountant to join a senior finance management team in Barnet. As the Chief Accountant, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the financial future of our council and ensuring the effective delivery of our corporate plan and financial strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the financial strategy, ensuring sustainability over the medium term.
  • Lead the financial management of the council's capital programme, including robust evaluation of proposals and effective project monitoring.
  • Advise on investment and funding strategies, managing investment risk and performance.
  • Coordinate the annual closure of the council's and Pension Fund's accounts in consultation with the senior finance leadership team.
  • Interpret accounting standards and regulations, ensuring compliance with professional codes of practice and relevant legislation.


  • Strategic management experience in a large public sector organisation, preferably local government.
  • Significant experience managing technical and financial accounting issues related to public sector funding arrangements.
  • Knowledge of major issues facing local government and understanding of national policy context.
  • Proven ability to drive effective performance management within an organisation.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence senior management and peers.

If you have a passion for finance, a track record of delivering results, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you!