Principal Accountant

Job Type:Contract
Salary: £40 - 50/hour

 The person should be a part or wholly qualified accountant, ideally with experience of smaller companies, in particular start ups. The role is expected to last for 3 months. Local Government experience is not a requirement. 

1. Develop financial administration arrangements for Downshire Homes, a new Council owned company providing homes for people who would otherwise potentially be homeless, and people with Learning Disabilities: 

a. Explore use of different accountancy packages, e.g. Sage, and advise on best system to use 
b. Install package, including designing and building appropriate chart of accounts, such that accounts to trial balance can be provided 
c. Set up rent payment accounts, and processes, including bank reconciliation, identification of outstanding debts 
d. Develop Business Plan to provide profit and loss and cash flow forecasts for current year and subsequent years 

2. Liaison with external providers regarding financial reporting, auditing and taxation issues. 

3. Compiling bids to the Council for further funding based on the company's business plan. 

4. Supporting the development and implementation of a long term loan agreement with the Council. 

Rate is to be amended to £40 PAYE on the creation of a placement

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