Lambeth Council is a vibrant and diverse part of London and we are shaping our services to cater for and respond to our residents. A cornerstone of our Borough Plan is to make Lambeth a place where people want to live, work and invest. We are committed to improving the quality of housing in the social and private rented sectors. We will achieve our Borough Plan by tackling inequality, collaborating, being transparent and delivering value for money.
The Council’s Resident Services division has a commercialisation agenda and is digitalising its services. Housing Services forms part of the division and it is currently reviewing its entire asset management strategy. It is investing heavily in modernising its asset functions so that a strategic investment approach can be enabled. You will be joining us at this exciting juncture.
A new opportunity has arisen in the Finance & Property division for an Accountant to concentrate on Housing Services Capital with Housing Revenue Account Strategy and more subject to business demands.
You will be a true business partner, enabling the service to understand and manage their capital budgets and forecasts and own these in our new forecasting software. Bring to us your excellence in Excel modelling and capital investment insights and your proficiency in Power BI is very welcome too.
You will be someone who knows the subtleties and complexities of capital costs, deriving estate based insights as to future investment needs. You will have a natural flair for detailed insights and the visualisation of these for impact and action.
You will look at the impact of capital decisions upon the HRA revenue budget and bring a value for money understanding to this. Assistance on other projects across the team will be sought.
You will be an excellent reconciliations expert, able to offer assurance with credibility for the entire HRA balance sheet and income in excess of £180m.
You will be a strategist, capable of owning the HRA 30-year Business Plan in both its capital and revenue aspects and advising senior managers as to the appropriate levels of reserves and balances.
You may be required to manage finance officers and trainee accountants, so your ability to lead, manage and motivate others in a demanding environment with changing priorities is a given.
Our offices are currently under a COVID-19 compliant working arrangement, so working from home is expected for the moment with other arrangements also a possibility.
You will be offered supervision and access to ongoing training and development to enhance and develop your career in finance. We offer season ticket loans, a cycle scheme, continuing professional development, an accountancy apprenticeship scheme, a 35 hour working week with flexible working practices and generous annual leave.
Closing date: 11 October 2020 at midnight.
CVs will not be considered.