Finance Lead - Local Government
Allen Lane are currently working with a local authority to recruit a Finance Lead to support the Finance Strategy & Reporting team. The successful candidate will be joining a matrix team that provides support and advice for the delivery and development of financial strategy, policies and controls across the organisation.
The council will be recruiting to the position permanently but the key priorities for the interim post will be assisting with External Audit, Corporate Budget Monitoring, Medium Term Financial Plan and preparing future years budget.
As such, key objectives include;
- Support the coordination of the council’s Medium Term Financial Planning and detailed budget setting process for reporting to Council Committees and senior officers within required timescales
- Contribute to the completion of statutory reporting requirements including RA/RO returns, WGA reporting and other statutory financial returns
- Support the production of annual statement of accounts for the council owned companies as required, in line with relevant accounting guidance, statutory timescales and local government legislation
The successful candidate will be at least part qualified and have previous experience working within a finance team, ideally within a local authority. You will have a can-do attitude and the ability to work on your own initiative and have knowledge of preparing the statement of accounts and/or budget preparation and monitoring.
This will be a quick start so if you have the required skills for this position and are looking for a new challenge then please apply. Please note that due to the urgent time frames on this post applications will be reviewed prior to closing date and as such immediate application is recommended.