Head of Accounts

Wandsworth, London (Greater)
MG2 £57,657 to £68,733
23 Nov 2018
08 Dec 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

How to apply?

Please apply online including an updated CV and use the personal statement section to tell us how you feel you meet the requirements of the job and person specification. Give us as much information as necessary to demonstrate the skills, experience and knowledge you have gained. This could include voluntary work, leisure interests and any other activities that you consider relevant to this position.

Guidance for applying using a CV

If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment team on 020 8871 8825 or recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.

Closing date: 8 December 2018

Interview date: 12 December 2018 (applicants will be informed if they have been shortlisted on Monday 10 December)

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.

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