Job accountant in Eastleigh, England at Hampshire County Council

Job Details

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Company Hampshire County Council
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address Winchester, United Kingdom
Industry National Services & Agencies
Sector Government & Public Administration
Salary 56634 - 51660 GBP per ANNUAL
Job Location Eastleigh, England

Job Description

Job Details

Job Title: Principal Accountant Statutory Accounts - HC610861
Location: Strategic Headquarters, Leigh Road, Eastleigh
Salary: Grade F, £51,660 - £56,634 Per Annum
Hours: 37.00 Per Week
Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 20th August 2023 at 23:59 Hours

About The Role

Your role will be to manage overall service delivery of the statutory accounting function, including the production of the statutory accounts and compliance with Financial Regulations and other force policies.

Responsibilities will be but not limited to:

1. Influence the Constabulary and OPCC on all significant matters relating to its finances, corporate financial strategy, and financial management.
2. Responsible for the production of the Annual Statement of Accounts, including the programming and drafting of reports and liaison with the External auditors.
3. Develop and maintain financial accounting systems including responsibility for ensuring maintenance of accounting structure and other key accountabilities.
4. Be proactive in maintaining high standards of budgetary management and control throughout the OPCC and to develop and manage systems in support of this.
5. Lead on the compliance with the Prudential Code and the production of Prudential Code Indicators.
6. Line manage the Compliance and Travel Desk Team, ensuring that all related policies are updated and maintained in line with the latest requirements.

For more information please see the job profile.

Essential Qualifications

Qualified Accountant and a member of a recognised professional institute. Evidence of continuing professional development.

Essential Experience

Experience in financial and senior management in large organisation

  • Leading and delivering the key accounting functions, particularly year end accounts, or experience in a specific technical area of accounting.
  • Experience in financial and senior management in large organisation.
  • Managing or leading a team – team management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Good IT skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365. Use of finance systems
  • Organised and able to prioritise activities, often to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to achieve ‘right first time’.
  • Good follow up skills to be able to achieve pragmatic solutions within defined procedures.


We are Emotionally Aware Level 2
We Take Ownership Level 3
We are collaborative Level 3
We Deliver, Support and Inspire Level 3

Candidate Guidance For Completing An Application Form

Contact Details For An Informal Discussion

Please contact the Recruitment Team at or on 01962 846438.
Please note that the email address you supply when submitting an application will be used for contact throughout the full lifecycle of that vacancy. You will not be able to amend your contact details. You should therefore ensure that you choose an appropriately accessible email address, being mindful that the process may take several months for some roles.

Hampshire Constabulary is an inclusive employer and strives to have a workforce representative of the communities we police and serve. We recognise that we are not fully representative and are working to address this imbalance through a variety of initiatives.
Hampshire Constabulary is an equal opportunities employer that positively promotes flexible working, enabling officers and staff to achieve a healthy work-life balance whilst meeting operational requirements of the constabulary. We actively encourage applications to be made on a full time, part time or flexible working basis.
The Equality Act 2010 allows us to promote equality within Hampshire Constabulary by adopting Positive Action to support people from under-represented groups. Our aim is to recruit talented people with a diverse range of skills and experience and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our Positive Action team are available to provide support through the application and assessment process by contacting:
The Disability Confident campaign aims to remove barriers, increase understanding and ensure that people have opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. We will accommodate requests for reasonable adjustments where possible throughout our recruitment and promotions processes and encourage anyone requiring reasonable adjustments to disclose this at the earliest opportunity.

Job Location

Eastleigh, England

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