Principal Financial Accountant - Flexible & hybrid working options

5 days left

Mansfield with hybrid working options
£45,933 - £50,526 per annum
10 Jun 2022
10 Jul 2022
Contract Type

Working with us:

We embrace a hybrid working model, with an average 2 days a week attendance of our Mansfield office, based on activities and for regular team meetings.  

We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours. Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.

With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important. There are a number of wonderful benefits that you’ll access being a part of our inclusive team including 27.5 days holiday (with an additional 6 days flexi time), an option to work in a hybrid way, a great civil service pension scheme, generous gym membership contribution, and support for your professional membership.

Who we are:

Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with. We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.

We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping people and the environment safe from mine water pollution.

We are excited about what our future holds. Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK. By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.

We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values. We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Coal Authority team, with responsibilities for leading the provision of all aspects of financial reporting, including through to the production of our published Annual Report & Accounts, maintaining an effective financial control environment and managing the provision of our payroll services.

Through the leadership of your team the role will also encompass; ensuring financial systems remain fit for purpose; financial review and cash flow management; HM Treasury and HMRC compliance; and, engagement across the senior leadership team and with the Audit & Risk Assurance Committee.

About you:

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, developing and supporting the Financial Accounts team, as well as providing organisational expertise in relation to financial reporting and the management of payroll services, and therefore must be able to demonstrate;

  • experience in preparing financial statements and supporting notes under IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) and operating an effective financial control environment
  • strong planning skills and attention to detail
  • ability to work under pressure and prioritise work to ensure all key deadlines are met
  • flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and championing improvements   

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

The Coal Authority is committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.  Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.   We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria.

For further information and to submit your application please click 'Apply'.

Application outcome:

We would love to respond to all candidates, however due to the high volumes we receive, only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Therefore if you have not heard anything within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We do encourage you to keep an eye on our website and see if there are any other roles that may be suitable for you.


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements. 

Changes to the UK’s Immigration following the UK’s departure from the EU

Please note there is now a new immigration system which will apply to people arriving in the UK from 1 January 2021, and EU citizens moving to the UK to work after this date will need to get a visa in advance.

EU citizens applying for a skilled worker visa must now show they have a job offer from an approved employer sponsor to be able to apply.  Currently, the Coal Authority is not an approved employer sponsor, so we will be unable to employ any new EU citizens wishing to work in the UK after 1 January 2021.

EU citizens who were already living and working in the UK before 1 January 2021 may continue to do so, providing they meet all the requirements and they apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021.  This will mean that they can continue to live the UK after 30 June 2021.  If you are an EU citizen who has lived in the UK for many years or you have a permanent residence document, you still need to apply.