Lead Accountant

Posted 24 January 2024
Salary £24.08 - £26.70 per hour
Job type Temporary
Discipline Finance
ContactBelle Srijundee

Job description

Position: Lead Accountant

Location: Walsall Council

Pay Rate: £24.08 - £26.70 per hour

Work Mode: Hybrid

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Duration: 6 months

About the Role:

Join us as a Lead Accountant at the forefront of financial leadership, shaping robust financial management for Walsall's local council. In this dynamic hybrid role, you'll lead a dedicated team and contribute to strategic financial initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Leadership: Lead a proactive and independent team, supporting directorates. Deputize for senior finance managers and ensure effective resource planning.
  • Financial Support: Provide quality financial support for service accounting, liaising with Executive Directors, Portfolio Holders, and key stakeholders. Promote and embed financial practices, regulations, and standards.
  • Risk Management: Identify and manage financial risks across supported directorates. Provide proactive risk management and robust financial appraisal for decision-making.
  • Final Accounts and Budgeting: Oversee final accounts and support overall services budgets. Manage income, contribute to project management, and identify innovation opportunities.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Independently liaise with auditors, government departments, and partner agencies. Ensure clear communication of project work and financial implications to stakeholders.


  • Experience in lead accounting within the public sector.
  • Expertise in financial consolidation.
  • Proven ability in managing staff, resources, or processes.
  • Experience in management accounting and budget-setting techniques.

If you are interested in this role, please apply now.