Senior Management Accountant
12 Month Maternity Cover
The role of the Finance team is changing. As the council continues its journey towards financial self-sustainability there is an increasing need to deliver effective budget management and provide strong financial support and vision.
With tighter budgets and increasing commercial activity, we are looking to fill key roles that will help shape and deliver the financial expertise required for the council to thrive. The roles are within the management accounting team and provide business partner support to front line service Directorates.
Successful candidates will have excellent financial management skills and be able to work effectively with budget holders. The ability to clearly communicate financial information to non-financial managers is a must. Understanding of key financial process including budget setting, budget management and closedown is required as is the ability to understand and support commercial budgets.
We are recruiting a Senior Management Accountant to support the Environment, Highways and Place.
In return for your commitment, Thurrock offers an excellent benefit package. For more details, https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/council-terms-and-conditions-of-employment/employment-benefits
Closing Date: 16 June 2019
Please note: We reserve the right to withdraw this advert should we receive an adequate number of applications
Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.
Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.
We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.
Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.
We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.