Service Accountant x2
Hackney is London’s most diverse, dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capitals finest schools, first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.
We are looking for 2 Service Accountants to join our busy Central Finance team which supports a diverse range of services including Strategic Property Services, ICT, Revenues & Benefits and Housing Needs.
As a Service Accountant you will be responsible for supporting service areas through the annual budget cycle (budget setting, budget monitoring and closing of accounts) working with managers to ensure reporting deadlines are met. You will need the financial expertise to work in accordance with necessary accounting and legislative guidelines.
You will need to be an excellent and effective communicator, able to build strong working relationships across the authority and with external stakeholders. You will be proactive in providing high quality and informed financial advice at all levels to facilitate correct operational decisions. You will also be confident in both challenging the numbers and justifying your own decisions where necessary. You’ll be able to work on your own initiative to identify and solve problems and prioritise your workload.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a customer focused management accounting environment in a large organisation and will have an understanding of local government finance and services. Applicants must be fully qualified AAT or part qualified CCAB. Please refer to the job description and person specification for the full list of requirements.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply now!
It is essential that you attach a supporting statement, (max 2 sides of A4) addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a diversity of talent to apply.
Closing date: Sunday 9 June 2019 (22:59 hrs)
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.