Barnet residents and taxpayers expect high quality, flexible and responsive public services for themselves, their families and their communities. To assist with this, Barnet have moved away from the traditional model of providing services ‘in house’ through a number of directorate silos, to a ‘mixed economy’ of services taken from the public, private and voluntary sectors, with the aim of securing the best deal for their residents. In 2013 Barnet Council awarded Capita a 10 year contract to run the council’s main internal support services, including finance, HR, IT and estates.
The contract has already delivered significant benefit to the borough, with overall savings of £31 million achieved alongside increased resident satisfaction. To help continue with and improve the service Capita are providing to Barnet, they have restructured the finance team supporting the council and are now recruiting for a number of dedicated finance professionals focused on customer service and adding value.
The Finance Manger (Accountancy) will report to the Head of Finance (Accountancy), leading a team managing and delivering a proactive, professional financial management service, supporting sound financial decision making and promoting good financial management.
The key responsibilities of the Finance Manger Accountancy, Closing and Monitoring will include;
- Producing the Statement of Accounts and related returns for the authority and managing the relationship with the external auditors
- Managing the reporting of Revenue and Capital expenditure and forecasts both internally and externally delivering appropriate information to aid decision making
- Working in partnership across Capita Finance Service and Barnet Council finance to ensure service, products and outcomes meet the business needs and strategic priorities of the Council
To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified technically aware accountant with experience of close down within a Local Government environment. You will need the ability to work under your own initiative with limited supervision or direction, with the motivation to look at continuous improvement across your area. Experience of leading and improving a high performing team is highly desirable.
For more information on the role, Capita and Barnet please refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/capitabarnet. For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9635.
Interested candidates should email a CV with a covering letter expressing their reasons for interest and current salary details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: 17th April