FINANCE BUSINESS ADVISOR – Environment & Customer Service/Corporate

Location
Ealing, London (Greater)
Salary
£34,338 - £42,876 pa inclusive 
Posted
22 Jun 2017
Closes
20 Jul 2017
Ref
EJR007831
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

FINANCE BUSINESS ADVISOR – Environment & Customer Service/Corporate Resources
£34,338 - £42,876 pa inclusive 
Career Grade 10-12
Ref: EJR007831

CAN YOU RISE TO THE CHALLENGE?

Ealing Council serves the residents and businesses of London's third largest borough and is home to 16,000 businesses, over 150,000 local jobs and by 2019 will have 5 Crossrail stations. We have a dynamic approach to finance that better enables us to make the most of our opportunities and improve the outcomes for the diverse communities we serve.

Here in Finance we are embedding our vision of “Inspiring Excellence” and moving away from traditional accounting and towards professional services, quality assurance, matrix working, and accelerating pace. It’s certainly a time of great opportunity - this role promises a challenge with much reward.

We are recruiting to this key role in Finance to help budget managers drive performance improvements across the council. You will support the timely and accurate reporting of Service Clients’ revenue and capital expenditure through budget monitoring, budget setting and producing the council’s final accounts. You will take shared responsibility for the delivery of the council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy. You will establish effective business partnering arrangements with Service Clients, ensuring open, effective and continuous dialogue, identifying and implementing solutions to financial challenges. You will work collaboratively with Finance’s senior team ensuring the core financial functions make a valuable contribution to the council and the community it serves. This is a fast paced, exciting, varied, and challenging role which requires a motivated individual who enjoys a challenge. 

You will be CCAB or CIMA part qualified or AAT qualified and have a solid background in local government finance. You will have an ability to deliver customer focused services and service improvement, managing demands and pressures on the service to tight deadlines, to provide innovative and responsive financial advice and support.  You will be able to provide effective direction and supervision of the work of other members of the team. You will have an ability to devise business process improvement projects that increase the efficiency of the service and lead their roll out across the department. You will be skilled in extracting and manipulating complex financial information to enable the service to understand the financial position better. You will have the ability and take the accountability to identify issues and resolve queries and technical issues and improve financial control, with limited assistance.

You will have experience of working alongside senior managers within a business partnering model or demonstrate the ability to deliver the outcomes of this model, and providing and developing a high level of service knowledge. You will have detailed experience of working independently using financial accounting system and spreadsheet packages to an advanced level. You have a track record of identifying and implementing valuable solutions to problems. You bring evidence of continuous professional development and of providing high quality customer services and building effective working relationships with service areas. You bring experience of developing and monitoring achievement of budgets including challenging budget holders and managers so they are making balanced and informed decisions and interpreting output monitoring information to help achieve budgets and savings and improved outcomes.

For further information on this post, please contact Chris Neale by calling 07834 341 891.

Ealing council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.  The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This post is subject to Ealing's enhanced vetting process.

Closing Date: Thursday 20th July 2017

For further information and/or to apply please visit www.ealing.gov.uk/jobs