Principal Accountant Disability Enablement Service (PO6)
As Principal Accountant you will provide a strategic financial advisory, planning and support service for all aspects of Finance affecting the Disability Enablement Service, including direct support to the Brokerage and Strategic Commissioning Service. You will provide service managers, senior managers and partner organisations with financial and performance data, financial information and advice, including identifying opportunities for growth and efficiencies by using the Council’s financial systems and advising on these. You will work directly with colleagues internal and external, other providers and external agencies to gather and exchange information and co-ordinate actions. You will use your sensitivity, persuasiveness, and negotiation and assertiveness skills to communicate with diverse audiences in emotive circumstances and be able to deal with people at all levels confidently, sensitively and diplomatically. You will provide specialist advice, guidance and support on issues within this area of responsibility; developing and maintaining joint working and promoting the Council’s position.
Closing Date: Friday 28 September 2018
Interviews: Thursday 4 October 2018
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:
- Promoting equality of opportunity
- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.
- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council