Principal Accountant (Technical and Budgeting) - Torbay Council

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £40,578 - £43,570

Making a difference 
Working for a Council gives you a real opportunity to make a difference.   When leaving the office, every single person you walk past is impacted by the Council in some way, even if it’s just by sweeping the street they are walking along.   Local Government has a privileged position to not only impact, but to improve experiences at every milestone in a person’s life.  Whether that is welcoming a child into the family, starting school, moving house or providing care in later life, we literally cover birth to death and everything in between – where else can you say your accountancy role can have such a broad impact?

About Torbay
Torbay is made up of the three coastal towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, each with a unique character.  Our population is more than 136,000.  We have a stunning natural environment with 22 miles of coastline.  There is great access to the sea from several harbours and beaches with our communities also enjoying the benefits of an urban style of living. 

Our coastline provides countless opportunities for outdoor activities. In the summer months you will always see plenty of activity: swimming, boating, kayaking, paragliding to name but a few. And if a steadier pace appeals to you then there is plenty of opportunity to try your hand at fishing or just take in the stunning views on the Southwest Coast Path. In addition, access to the countryside, Dartmoor and more remote parts of the county could not be easier.  A new road infrastructure gives fast and reliable access to all parts of the UK, including Exeter and Bristol airports. 

About the role
Torbay Council is an ambitious unitary council on the coast in South Devon with an annual turnover of over £500m. 

This is a key role in the Council’s technical accounting team that will be fully involved in a varied and interesting range of key finance tasks. You will be part of financial forecasting, budget setting, production of statutory accounts, accounting standards and treasury management.

A keen interest in the technical side of accounting and an eye for detail is essential. You will be included in a range of cross council finance activities and get to be involved in the wide range of services a unitary council provides.

The offer
If this sounds like the role for you, then depending on experience, there is a salary progression from £40,578 to £43,570 (pay award due) plus loads of great Council benefits including 25 days annual leave, bank holidays, a generous pension scheme and some extras such as part of our employee benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or enjoy retail shopping, you can access employee discounts!

Selection process
The selection process is likely to include the following:
• presentation on a given subject
• a panel interview

For an informal discussion please contact [Martin Phillips on 01803 207285] or email martin.phillips@torbay.gov.uk

To apply, please visit http://www.torbay.gov.uk/council/jobs/applying-for-a-job/.

Interview Date: Early October 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationTorbay Council
  • Work LocationTorbayDevon
  • Work Postcode


  • Reference

    04196


  • Occupational GroupManagement & Senior ManagementFinance & Accounting


  • Salary Details

    £40,578 - £43,570


  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week

  • Closing Date

    24/09/2022

  • DBS Check Required

    No