Head of Accounts

Wandsworth, London (Greater)
MG1 £46,578 to £57,657
29 Oct 2018
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a qualified accountant to lead one of our two financial accounts teams. As an active member of the management team, you will have an analytical mind, be a well-developed communicator, be self-motivated and be committed to providing good customer care. This post provides an invaluable opportunity for someone to gain experience of working for two Councils in a single role.

As the successful candidate you will have responsibility for leading a team whose primary task is to close the accounts for both Councils, including the production of the final Statements and liaising with the external auditors. Along with this, you will support the Chief Accountant in the continuous improvement in Accountancy Service through project work, and the planning and implementation of quality initiatives.

Although not essential, ideally you will have an in-depth knowledge of statutory financial reporting requirements and financial regulations combined with proven experience of local authority accounting. 

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. 

These include a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about the role, please contact Steve Carter on 020 8891 7200

Closing date: 11th November 2018

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services

We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.

CVs are not accepted.

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