Principal Financial Control Officer/Management Accountant

Job Introduction

Job title:  Principal Financial Control Officer/Management Accountant

(1 x Permanent and 1 x Fixed-Term (2-year)

Grade & Salary:            PO2-PO3 (£38,133 – £49,503 p.a)

Hours:                              36 hours per week

Location:                        Wandsworth/Twickenham


The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who are working together within a successful shared staffing structure across both boroughs. 

About Us

The Principal Financial Control Officer role forms part of the Financial Management Division within the Finance Directorate, at the strategic heart of the two authorities, and comes with potential for career development as we continue to enhance our solid reputation for effective financial management. 

Building on a Management Accounting background, as a Principal Financial Control Officer, you will assist the Financial Controller in providing high quality financial advice and be responsible for a specified range of services or accounts, liaising with the service departments on all aspects of financial control.

The fixed term post will have a focus looking at the medium-term financial planning for both councils. 

We offer flexible working, and we have been operating largely as a distributed team, however some office working days are expected in line with service needs.

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day.  We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders, and our staff.  Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience.  Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.  

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • You need to have a good understanding of basic accounting principles and structures.
  • Have a good experience in a budgetary control, accounting and financial reporting environment.
  • Have the ability to compile complex statistical information for subsidy claims and statistical returns; and to devise validation tests to ensure accuracy of the result.
  • Be part qualified CCAB or equivalent, fully qualified AAT or substantial relevant experience.

 For further information please contact John O’Sullivan at john.osullivan@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or on 0208-871-5362; or Mark Davies at mark.davies@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk or on 0208-871-6502.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing date: Monday 27th May 2024

Shortlisted Date: W/C 27th May 2024

Interview date: TBC (As part of the final interview process you may be required to complete a test.) 

Useful Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone.  We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan.  For more details click here

£38,133 – £49,503 per annum

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