Allen Lane are currently working with a local authority to recruit a Chief Accountant to lead in the successful production of the Annual Statement of the Accounts. The successful candidate must have demonstrable evidence in doing this previously to a high standard. This would be most suited to a Chief Accountant with a hands-on approach with an excellent technical skill set. Alongside this, there will be responsibility for a small team of staff, coupled with providing financial advice and support to the Business Partnering team. As such, key objectives include; Day to day management of the team, allocating work effectively and managing delivery of deadlines and performance management Assist in transforming the division, particularly streamlining and quickening the closedown process Overview and quality assurance of capital accounting, including the upkeep of the Capital Asset Register Managing and developing the production of statutory Financial Reporting of the council The successful candidate must be CCAB qualified and have a detailed knowledge of the technical strategic and technical framework within which local government operates. Please note that due to the urgent time frames on this post applications will be reviewed prior to closing date and as such immediate application is recommended.