Group Accountant, People

Redbridge Council
Ilford, London (Greater)
Up to £57,000 inclusive of MFS
13 Feb 2018
05 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Redbridge Council is situated in the eastern part of London, and provides services to approximately 297,000 residents. Redbridge is currently transforming rapidly across the organisation to ensure that the services they provide match the local community’s needs, as well as being dynamic and responsive to the demands of the future. Like all public sector organisations they have faced challenging times but are still committed to increasing fairness and responding to the aspirations of the Borough, improving the quality of life and civic pride amongst communities and empowering communities to help shape the Borough and the services delivered.

These are exciting and challenging times embraced by a progressed Finance team moving into a business partnering model, ensuring finance is adding value at every opportunity. To support this they are recruiting a number of roles across the finance service. They are looking for innovative individuals passionate about moving away from traditional accounting and towards professional services, quality assurance, matrix working and accelerating pace. It is certainly a time of great opportunity – and the roles promise a brand new challenge with many rewards.  Included in the roles to be recruited is the Group Accountant, People.

The Group Accountant will support the transformation of their department, alongside being a key contact for senior stakeholders for all strategic finance and business partnering matters. Other key responsibilities will include: -

  • Assisting with the implementation and embedding of a business partnering model, ensuring the ethos of business partnering is adopted within the finance team and services.
  • Promoting and developing a culture that supports a Self Service approach to service delivery.
  • Supporting the delivery of service’s transformation and innovation through the provision of expert financial analysis and business case preparation
  • Working closely with services in the development and financial evaluation of savings options and monitoring of savings delivery

To be suitable for the role you need to be a highly motivated, customer focused CCAB qualified candidate with proven experience of business partnering, including  influencing and negotiating with senior stakeholders, within a large and complex organisation. Previous experience of embedding a business partnering approach within a large and complex organisation is also essential.

To see the job description and for further information on Redbridge Council please refer to

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9635.  To apply, please send your CV and supporting statement (A maximum of 2 pages) to by Monday 5th March.