Group Accountant / Strategic Business Partners x3

London (Greater)
£57,627 - £62,766 per year + excellent benefits
06 Nov 2018
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Client: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Job Title: Group Accountant / Strategic Business Partners x3

Closing date          19/11/2018

Reference              3464418

Job Type                Permanent

Job Hours              Full-time

Industry                 Accounting

Location                 Greater London, London, Barking & Dagenham

Salary                     £57,627 - £62,766 per year + excellent benefits

Why Choose Us?
We are building a new kind of council for Barking & Dagenham. We are investing in the future and modernising our services. We are refocussing on tackling the root cause of need and building resilience in our communities. As London moves eastwards, we are maximising the opportunities of growth and creating a place where everybody benefits and prospers. Our approach is as ambitious and innovative as you will find anywhere. Come to Barking & Dagenham and you will help make it happen.

The Role
You will act as a Strategic Business Partner for a specific area within the council.  Initially these will be defined as Social Care, Schools and Prevention Services and Housing and Environment but these may flex in future.  The key element of these roles will be to provide first class support to budget holders relating to monitoring their budget and forecasting. You will co-ordinate the budget process and establish systems and processes which will support the service plans. You will also manage a small team and set clear objectives to ensure that your team are developed, have clear priorities and work together to increase overall performance. You will be responsible for all financial processes for your service area and will be committed to continual improvement across your remit.

Your Profile
You will be a qualified accountant and are likely to have worked in local government finance or another area of public services/ not for profit. You will have proven experience of supporting managers with substantial budgets and be used to challenging individuals and working proactively with them to deliver first class financial management. You will be an effective manager, able to develop others whilst guaranteeing deadlines and quality of service provided.

The Benefits

  • Flexible working (including flexi-time, part and term-time working)
  • Up to 30 days annual leave
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Learning and development
  • Season ticket and travel loans
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Employee support and networking groups
  • Retail, holiday and travel discounts with our Wider Wallet scheme
  • Cycle purchase scheme
  • Credit union membership

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