Divisional Finance Manager
This is a fantastic opportunity to join Southwark Council as a Divisional Accountant for Traded Services, a direct labour organisation. The division provides building, pest control and asset management services to Southwark Council and they are looking to develop the market to provide services to other councils and public service organisations.
You will lead a finance team (you will have 4 direct reports and a team of 6). The role will focus on budget preparation and budgetary control and you will be given the scope and autonomy to bring new ideas and ways of working to the fore. There is the opportunity to develop better reporting and analysis, improve compliance or introduce greater commercial and financial intelligence. You will be expected to conduct robust cost analysis to deliver savings and improved efficiency.
You will have an excellent understanding of financial management and accounting and a commitment to business success. The role will require you to engage with and challenge business managers effectively and to provide trusted decision-making support. You’ll be able to ensure staff meet targets and every bit as important you will have the ability to inspire your team to deliver excellent services. The successful candidate is likely to be a qualified accountant and will have excellent IT ability including very good excel skills