Senior Management Accountant
About the role
Working in the Transport, Environment and Economy business unit of Buckinghamshire County Council, this exciting, diverse and dynamic role will provides the opportunity to contribute to placing shaping for the future of Buckinghamshire. You'll lead on providing financial management, reviewing financial controls and developing financial planning across a diverse range of place-based services; providing financial support and guidance to directors and senior managers on the financial implications of major service developments, including major procurement exercises, service planning and budget management issues, both revenue and capital. You'll also provide technical and professional advice to elected members, and other officers within the Council.
You'll use your financial planning and modelling skills to support our waste commissioners and contract managers achieve low cost, high value outcomes around waste disposal and recycling, maximising income potential for example linked to our state of the art Energy from Waste facility. You'll use your strong financial experience around contracts and financial strategy to shape the future of our highways (in alongside Ringway Jacobs, our Strategic Partner) not just in developing low cost, high value solutions around network management but working on the business cases and financial plans that have the potential to reshape our highways infrastructure in years to come.
You can also expect to organise and lead team meetings, oversee redistribution of work, and craft team member and personal development opportunities. A key role within the Finance team, reporting to the Business Unit Finance Director with significant development opportunities for the right individual.
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For an informal discussion about the role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
You'll be passionate, dynamic and innovate with excellent communications skills. You'll possess up-to-date knowledge of accounting best practice and processes, with the ability to analyse and interpret complex financial data.
Drawing upon excellent analytical skills you will then present this data to non-financial managers, taking care to explain specialist knowledge in a readily understandable manner.
You'll require experience of supporting contract managers and non-financial budget holders to manage their budgets as well as excellent Excel skills. Please note you must be CCAB Qualified, with relevant post qualification experience and evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
Where our roles are customer-facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the role.
Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.
Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach. Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It's all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We're people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.
About the Business Unit
Encapsulating our Corporate and Shared Services - including HR & Organisational Development, Finance and Technology Services - you'll change how we deliver Council services throughout our communities, making sure that all needs are championed and that we exceed our promises. Delivering a wide range of professional services, we are customer-focused and entrepreneurial with big ambitions. As well as providing high quality services to other areas of the Council, more than £6m of our revenue comes from external clients. We have a strategy to grow this even further and are looking for exceptional individuals to help us achieve it.
We recognise and reward you
Hard work and success deserves recognition. That's why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.