Principal Finance Officer x 2
Sector: Local Government
Date posted: 04/11/2021
Salary: £37,722 - £40,869 per annum
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.
There are two Principal Finance Officer roles across Regen and Children and Young People. The roles provide a business focussed support service to specific directorate divisions, ensuring effective management of resources, proper accountability, control and compliance with corporate standards and statutory obligations. Key responsibilities will include;
- Calculating, analysing and completing comparative statistics
- Leading in the preparation of the annual estimates for a service area
- Supporting the year-end closure of the accounts for a service area
- Monitoring and reporting of financial performance against capital and revenue budgets and investigating variances for a service area.
To be suitable for the role you need to be studying toward an accounting qualification with proven experience reconciliations supporting budgetary control.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.