Heads of Finance – Chief Accountant

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 20/08/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £66,000 - £84,000 per annum


Embrace the New and help shape a new finance function at Newham

At Newham we are looking to deliver even better value for money. We have put in place a new leadership team and are now building a new dedicated finance service which will transform our financial approach.

We are looking for an inspirational leader to join us as our Chief Accountant. A Head of Finance role which will help shape and embed our new finance service, and ensure our transformation is delivered efficiently and effectively, at speed. We are looking for innovative individuals who can lead by example and help build a sustainable, highly effective service that delivers exceptional support and value for money for our residents.

The Chief Accountant will be leading the team looking at making improvements across Financial Accounting, Financial Controls, Fixed Assets and the production of the Statement of Accounts. You’ll be the key contact for senior stakeholders including Cabinet Members and Directors. As part of the finance leadership team you’ll work to achieve the following Finance Service objectives;

  • To take the lead on financial control to enable financial sustainability, and provide professional counsel and insight as a trusted advisor to our departments.
  • To empower and develop our staff as finance professionals, and create a positive and motivated working environment.
  • To champion value for money, develop opportunities and embed commercial practices, with one eye to the future to embrace innovation and change.

To be suitable for this role you need to be a leading finance professional, with excellent technical skills and proven management experience, including ensuring an environment with robust controls and processes. A track record in effective stakeholder management is also essential, as is knowledge of the major issues facing local government currently.

Learn more and apply at newhamfinancejobs.com

For more information or for a confidential discussion, please contact Will Ryan at WillRyan@allenlane.co.uk or on 07789871864.

The closing date is the 13th September.

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