Financial Reporting Manager / Financial Strategy Manager

Sutton Civic Offices and Kingston Guildhall Offices
Grade 10 - £46,608 - £54,480 per annum, pro rata
29 Jan 2018
19 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Grade 10 - £46,608 - £54,480 per annum, pro rata (£56,496 unconsolidated maximum, achievable through performance-related progression)

  • Financial Reporting Manager - Full-time, 36 hours per week
  • Financial Strategy Manager - Part-time job share arrangement, 18 hours per week

Permanent contracts, 2 posts available

Location - Sutton Civic Offices and Kingston Guildhall Offices

About us

In April 2017 the London Borough of Sutton and the Royal Borough of Kingston launched an exciting new Shared Finance Service. Our ambition is to ‘Add Value, Inspire Success’ and we currently have a number of exciting opportunities for capable and positive individuals who are ready to join us in realising this ambition.

About the roles

As Financial Reporting Manager, you will be responsible for delivering and managing Financial Reporting across Sutton and Kingston Councils. You will be responsible for leading the work across the Shared Finance Service to deliver the Statement of Accounts for both Kingston and Sutton Councils and will be the key contact point for the Council's external auditors.

The Financial Strategy Manager role is one of two Financial Strategy Manager posts and is a key role leading on the delivery of the medium term financial plan, budget setting and the reporting of corporate financial health. The role will be primarily supporting the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames but will work collaboratively with the counterpart leading the same activity for Sutton Council.

This role is a part time position as part of a job share arrangement and we are looking for someone to work a half day on Wednesdays and full days on Thursdays and Fridays.

Both roles will have management responsibility for up to 3 staff but will be supporting a team of people working across the financial reporting and financial strategy functions. For both roles you will be expected to work closely with each other and the other Financial Strategy Manager to manage the resource pool which you will jointly lead.

About you

To succeed in the Financial Reporting Manager role, you will be a qualified accountant with experience delivering the statement of accounts in a local authority. You will also have good communication skills with the ability to explain technical accounting concepts to non-finance professionals and be able to deputise for the Head of Financial Strategy and Reporting if required.

To succeed in the FInancial Strategy Manager role you will have experience in setting a financial strategy for a local authority and an understanding of the local government funding system. Experience of collection fund accounting would also be beneficial. You will be confident in presenting financial information clearly and be able to deputise for the Head of Financial Strategy and Reporting if required.

Our offer

We can offer you a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged here in Sutton and Kingston, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

In addition we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from our Sutton and Kingston Offices, whilst on the move, and at home following the introduction of Google Chromebooks and Google Apps, which have acted as a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working.

We also offer a huge variety of staff benefits including:

  • 31 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for Financial Strategy Manager role)
  • Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Subsidised gym membership


You can find out more about our Shared Finance Service, our team and structure, and working for us on our website -

Please apply online by uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining why you would be a great fit for this role, and what skills, experience and knowledge you can bring. Please ensure you refer to the job profile when completing your supporting statement.

Closing date for applications - Monday 19th February 2018

Open evening - Week commencing 5th / 12th February 2018 - exact details to be confirmed, please register your interest to attend via our website -

Interview date(s) - To be confirmed

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