Assistant Finance Manager x5
Sector: Local Government
Location: Westminster City Hall
Date posted: 09/03/2022
Salary: £34,689 - £38,442 per annum*
The Finance Team in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where we go above and beyond for our residents – in all sorts of pioneering ways. Our work has the ability to have profound impact on residents’ lives. By being smart and courageous with the council’s finances means we can achieve more for our residents.
Take the Carrick Yard housing development in Luton Street. When a big international building firm couldn’t find a sales partner, we stepped in to create a joint venture partnership and underwrite any unsold units to protect our investment. Then when we felt a big banking partner would be overcharging the venture for financing the development, we decided to finance it ourselves. The result? 171 homes are now under construction, leading the redevelopment of the Church Street area, whilst the council is projecting a potential return on investment of almost 14% – far in excess of anything that can be achieved on cash deposits in current market conditions.
And why does this success matter? Because it allows us to invest even more in public services that are the lifeblood of our communities.
Please view the extraordinary story of The Carrick Yard Investment here
We have various Assistant Finance Manager roles supporting different service areas.
As an Assistant Finance Manager, you can make your own powerful contribution to managing the Council’s resources effectively. It’s also a chance to help shape the built environment of the word-famous City of Westminster with its landmark sites including the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the West End. You’ll carry out a wide range of commercial analysis, financial modelling and business case preparation. Where Westminster leads, others councils follow and your focus will be on efficiency, innovation and continuous improvement. It’s a friendly and fast-paced environment where there’s plenty of opportunity to learn and develop.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
Most likely studying for professional accountancy qualifications (CCAB, CIMA or equivalent), you’ll have experience of providing financial analysis and support to a large function or service. This will include a good understanding of financial planning, budget setting, and monitoring and closing of accounts. Knowledge of the issues facing local government would be helpful. Collaborative, innovative and full of ideas, you’ll also be highly organised and capable of managing your own workload.
What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. Our mission is to create a city for all. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.
We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.
At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.M.E, Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.
*Salary is negotiable depending on experience