Senior Accountant – Early Help

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 04/11/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £40,869 - £43,860 per annum

Details

Waltham Forest is a London borough with strong economic growth, vibrant multi-cultural communities and a thriving cultural and creative sector. Redevelopment and regeneration over the last decade has brought significant new housing and employment opportunities as well as helping build a thriving small business economy.

Public service has been at the heart of Waltham Forest’s response to the pandemic, both in how residents helped each other and how the council has faced the challenges. This understanding of public service requires more leadership and responsibility from the Council, not less. The Council is focused on listening more and finding new ways to work alongside residents, partners and businesses. That is why we developed our new Public Service Strategy to set out how we plan to take on the immediate challenges faced by residents, communities and businesses throughout and post the Covid-19 pandemic. Finance will need to play a key role in the delivery of this, which is why we are looking to strengthen our finance team with a number of key appointments.

The Senior Accountant business focussed strategic financial advisory and support service to Early Help services. Key responsibilities will include;

  • Assisting the Group Accountant with supporting Heads of services in managing budgets and understanding financial and performance data
  • Co-ordinating revenue and capital budget monitoring and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Providing financial advice, support and assistance in providing financial training to managers on systems and procedures

To be suitable for the role you need to be part qualified with proven experience of assisting budget holders. The ability to analyse complex data is also essential.

Going forward Waltham Forest will be operating a hybrid working model, with a greater balance between home based and office working, subject to role requirements.

For more information on Waltham Forest, the recruitment processes and to see the job description please, refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/walthamforest  or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864 for a confidential conversation.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to walthamforest@allenlane.co.uk by Sunday 5th December. The covering letter should be no more than 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and specific examples of how you meet the key criteria.

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