Chief Accountant

Chief Accountant

  • Location: Cirencester
  • Salary: Up to £49,000
  • Hours: 37
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 10 December 2019


About the role…

Publica is a unique place to work – we’re a local government organisation with a twist!

We are seeking someone to join us at Publica and bring finance support and leadership to the team. 

As Chief Accountant you will provide finance support and direction to the wider finance team and be responsible for ensuring that the team is providing and efficient and effective service to our Council clients.  On a day-to-day basis you will be involved in assisting Budget Holders and Group Managers in a business partnering and technical capacity.  You will be heavily involved in budget preparation and overseeing the production of the Council’s Statement of Accounts. 

In addition you will be expected to provide finance knowledge and expertise to projects and working parties, as and when required.  This role will also require you to provide support directly to the Council’s Chief Finance Officer. 

You will need…

  • To be CCAB qualified and have experience working in a financial environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of large public or private sector organisations
  • To have a willingness to improve processes and drive-forward change
  • To pro-actively seek solutions to current or foreseeable issues
  • Experience of leading and directing staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A willingness to travel and work across any of partner Council sites.

For more information about this role please see the Job Description/Person Specification.

If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation about this position please contact Philip Alway (Business Manager Finance) at

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 10th December, at 5:00pm

If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above to

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies.

Safer recruitment practices are applied to all job vacancies. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire; provide references;  proof of identity; nationality and immigration status; three years’ employment or education history (if applicable) and, in some cases, verification of criminal record.

Do you consider that you have a disability?

Publica has signed up to 'Disability Confident' commit to encourage applications by offering an interview to those who declare they have a disability, if the person meets the minimum criteria for the job as defined on the person specification.

Please indicate on your covering letter if this applies to you.

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