Principal Accountant (Siglion)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/07/2020 23:59
Grade 10 (SCP 42 - 46) £44,632 - £48,581
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
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Employment Location:
Sunderland Civic Centre
Post Number:
Closing date:
1 Jul
Further Information

We are looking to appoint an experienced and skilled accountant to fulfil the role of Principal Accountant within the financial management service. Reporting to the Finance Manager (Capital and Projects), the postholder will provide the lead finance role to the City Council wholly owned development company, Siglion.

Siglion is an ambitious development company, set up to carry out a 20 year regeneration programme which will support the transformation of Sunderland through major development at the key sites including; Vaux/Riverside Sunderland, Potters Hill and Seaburn.

This is not an ordinary accountancy role. The successful candidate will play a key part in providing sound financial management and support to the company and its board. The successful candidate must be capable of providing financial leadership in a commercially focused organisation and must have the ability to understand technical financial reporting requirements alongside project development, appraisal and support.

Excellent communication skills are a must, as is the ability to foster productive and inclusive working relationships within Siglion, the Finance Service and the wider Council.

You will be joining a finance team that is well regarded internally and externally, and a Council with a renewed focus to lead the city forward.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Paul Wilson, Assistant Director – Finance on 0191 561 1782 or James Magog, Chief Accountant on 0191 561 1827.

Previous applicants will be considered and need not re-apply.
Interviews are anticipated w/c 13th July 2020.

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact the Org Man & Resourcing Team by Telephone: 0191 561 1755 . Email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk Please note that CV’s are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.