Principal Accountant

  • Job Reference: 00023550-1
  • Date Posted: 5 February 2020
  • Recruiter: Venn Group
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £500 Per Day
  • Sector: Finance & Accounting
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Venn Group
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Job Description

Venn Group are currently recruiting for a Principal Accountant to take responsibility for HRA accounts with a major public sector organisation.


Location: Bristol

Duration: 6 months initially

Rate: £500/day umbrella

IR35 status: Inside




  • Interpreting financial performance for organisation-wide services or activities
  • Providing independent analysis and interpretation of complex and technical financial data to facilitate support and challenge to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintaining the accuracy of forecasts and, using a good understanding of the business model and financial drivers, to challenge and influence the key stakeholders
  • Ensuring compliance with finance and other regulations including CIPFAs code of practice any operational guidance and grant conditions
  • Preparing final accounts and the annual statutory accounts in accordance with relevant accounting and statutory requirements and liaising with external auditors
  • Undertaking financial evaluation of new policies; advising upon and implementing legislation and government circulars
  • Supporting the development of the organisation’s rolling five-year Capital Programme, liaising with officers across the council to compile bids and funding information; the re-phasing of approved budgets and the inclusion of budget bids for new projects
  • Preparing monthly capital budget monitoring reports for all budget managers in accordance with approved timescales and monthly and quarterly capital expenditure and receipts, monitoring information for inclusion within the budget monitoring report for presentation


Required experience:

  • Experience of HRA or Housing Delivery Accounting
  • Local Authority experience
  • Financial modelling skills



To apply for this position, please contact Anders Egeland-Eriksen on 0117 930 8760 or email your updated CV to


Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.