Financial Reporting Accountant
Sector: Local Government
Date posted: 23/12/2019
Salary: £41,430 - £50,448 per annum*
London Borough of Bexley (£41,430 – £47,736 plus £2,322 per annum)
London Borough of Havering (£47,511 – £50,448 per annum)
London Borough of Newham (£47,511 – £50,448 per annum)
oneSource is the innovative partnership established by LBs Bexley, Havering and Newham to provide a range of corporate services. Following the appointment of Simon Pollock as the new Executive Director, and Dave McNamara as the interim Director of Finance, oneSource are looking to recruit a number of qualified highly motivated professionals to help develop the Financial Accounting function in to a centre of excellence for all three authorities.
The intention is to support and develop all finance staff. The range of opportunities that it is intended to provide to staff, includes programme management skills, data analytics, and the development of future finance Leaders supported by external professional bodies as well as a series of in-house programmes to enhance core competences as part of a programme of continuous professional development.
The focus for the finance community within oneSource is to establish centres of excellence of financial and management accounting.
We aspire to learn from market leaders: whether that is best in class in terms of closing of accounts; Big4 consultancies in the use of data analytics; or Microsoft in the visualisation of financial information. We are changing and developing so that we are ready to face the challenges ahead; knowing that to do so, we must also continually develop our staff including ensuring that their physical and mental wellbeing is at the forefront of how we do business.
As a oneSource employee you are officially employed by one of the partner Councils and are eligible for the local authority benefits. The partnership also gives staff the opportunity to share their knowledge and expertise across the Councils where and when necessary and broaden their own experience.
Reporting to the Chief Accountant the Financial Reporting Accountant will be directly responsible for the coordination of the closedown programme, production of the annual statement of accounts and management of the statutory external audit process for the nominated oneSource Council. Key responsibilities will include:
- Coordinating and overseeing the financial control regime for the nominated oneSource Council;
- Supporting the Chief Accountant and Head of Finance with member committee reporting;
- Driving through continuous improvement, to ensure a best qualify service;
- Managing and developing a high performing team.
The successful candidate must be a professionally qualified accountant with a strong technical background and exposure to closing accounts within a Local Government setting. Proven experience of driving through change and improvement across a range of stakeholders is essential.
For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9635. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) by Monday, 16th September.
*dependent on location