Deputy Head of Finance (DHoF)
The London Fire Brigade is recruiting a Deputy Head of Finance (DHoF). Reporting to the Head of Finance you will be responsible for the financial accounting services of one of the world's largest fire and rescue services. These services will include preparation of the accounts, accounts payable and receivable, treasury management, insurance, tax, and payroll.
A key responsibility of the DHoF will be the preparation of the annual statement of accounts, leading all elements relating to this, including accounts guidance and timetable, the preparation of the statement itself with all accounting entries and notes, and the audit process including all working papers and resolving audit queries.
The Brigade is also about to commence a project to review its finance, HR and payroll systems. The DHoF will play a key role in the project to ensure any new system is delivered to plan and meets the organisation's needs, both today and into the future.
In addition to being a fully qualified accountant, you will be an experienced senior finance manager, with a range of experience that should include working in a large organisation, within the public sector. This should include experience of leading the preparation of the annual accounts, and ideally experience of working on the implementation of a new, or significant development of an existing, finance system.
Crucially you will understand the challenges faced in leading and managing a finance function in a time of significant change and with a continuing challenging financial position. To be able to meet these challenges you will have proven commercial awareness, leadership and analytical skills.
Further information about the main duties and responsibilities of the role are detailed in the attached job description. Please ensure that you give yourself enough time to complete and submit your application. Late or un submitted forms will not be accepted.
Assessment for this role is due to take place on 07 December 2017. Please be advised that if you are unable to make the scheduled assessment dates, we may not be able to make alternative arrangements.
In line with the Basic Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) employment checks will be completed for the successful person, which will include a basic criminal records check. The successful person will be required to declare any convictions for offences which are not spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a Disclosure Scotland Basic disclosure will be taken before the appointment is confirmed.
We are keen to hear from anyone with the ability to do this job to help us achieve a workforce as diverse as the communities that we serve.
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Closing date: 21 November 2017 at 23:30 hrs