Chief Accountant

Chief Accountant Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Chief Accountant to join our team.


  • Take responsibility for capital accounting and monitoring;
  • Review financial processes, including the recommendation of improvements and taking lead on improvements where necessary;
  • Coordinate and lead on annual production of accounts;
  • Provide a range of technical accounting advice to staff within the organisation, to ensure controls and standards are adhered to;
  • Overview and quality assurance of capital accounting, including the upkeep of the Capital Asset Register;
  • Assist in management of treasury;
  • Assist in transforming the division, particularly streamlining and quickening the closedown process;
  • Management and training of Finance Team;
  • Technical lead for organisation’s financial accounting services;
  • Day to day management of the team, allocating work effectively and managing delivery of deadlines and performance management;
  • Managing and developing the production of statutory Financial Reporting of the council.


  • Knowledge of financial governance within Local Authorities;
  • Experience of working as a senior Finance Professional in a large and complex organisation ideally with some public sector experience;
  • Advanced ability to extract and manipulate relevant financial data from the core financial information system;
  • CCAB Qualified Accountant;
  • Demonstrable and proven experience of employing continuous improvement techniques to improve financial management;
  • Must have a clear understanding of the diverse nature of Harrow’s communities and Harrow’s workforce, and the implications for service delivery.