Principal Finance Business Partner

Client: City of Lincoln Council

Location: Hybrid Working

Salary: £48,107 - £51,125 + pay award pending from April 2023)

Closing date: Sunday, 15 October 2023 23:30

Principal Finance Business Partner

Relocation package available

If you’re familiar with Lincoln, you’ll know how much the city has transformed over the last decade. Lively, dynamic, and always improving, we are hugely proud of our city and our employees who are always seeking out ways to make Lincoln an even more fulfilling, inclusive and prosperous city in which to work and live.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join our Financial Services Team in an ambitious and high-performing organisation.

We are looking to appoint an experienced finance professional who will contribute to all aspects of the financial standing, management and reporting of the Council’s financial resources.  This key finance post will support the delivery of a comprehensive finance service, with particular focus on providing advice and analysis for all aspects of revenue planning, monitoring and accounting, including contributing to the development of business cases and projects.  

The ideal candidate will need to be a fully qualified CCAB accountant, with excellent technical accounting skills.  Significant experience of the preparation of statutory accounts, budget preparation and budgetary control is essential, and you must be proficient in the use of computerised financial systems.  You will be an innovative self-starter, with an aptitude for interpreting, explaining, and applying accounting standards and policies, and an analytic approach in evaluating business proposals. You’ll have excellent communication skills, be able to build effective relationships at all levels and to manage both your own and your team’s workload.

The Council has a flexible working policy which includes flexitime and hybrid working. 

We also offer:

• Flexible working options / Flexi time scheme

• Generous annual leave entitlement and the option to purchase more

• Local government pension scheme

• Employee benefits online discount scheme - Sodexo

• Health and Wellbeing support

• Tax free bike scheme

The post is advertised as full time 37 hours a week but part time applications are welcomed. 

Closing date: 15th October 2023

To apply for this role, please download a copy of the application form below and send to 

CV’s will NOT be accepted for this role

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment partners at CIPFA Penna Andreas Efthymiou on 07546 415 794, or via email at