Finance Manager Revenue
Brilliant Bexley Shaping our future together
Despite all the challenges caused by the pandemic, Bexley Council has always been and continues to be focused on supporting the community and improving the lives of local residents. We want to continue to build strong and resilient communities that are living well in clean and green local places. As a Council, we are aiming to continue our drive to be innovative and self-sufficient, providing opportunities for growth that benefit all.
Central to the success of this is the finance department, which influences right across the Council. The department was recently brought back in house and restructured to help with our ambitious plans to improve the financial management of the authority. As we rebuild the department, the focus is on the improvement of the services we offer, providing more financial data analysis to decision-makers and supporting non-financial services to become more confident around managing their budgets.
To ensure we attract and keep talented individuals, we are committed to developing from within, supporting staff through internal training and mentoring, as well as supporting external professional training. It is an exciting time for the service and will present potential employees with the opportunities to develop their skills and experience as well as having a positive impact on the local community. This position will initially be remote working in line with current government guidance. However, when government guidelines change in the future this role will work in a hybrid way, with an expectation that, where they wish to, staff can still spend the majority of their time working remotely.
The Finance Manager Revenue reports to the Chief Accountant and will manage a team that produces the statutory accounts and ensures the revenue accounting entries underpinning the Statement of Accounts. Other key duties will include;
- Producing the Statement of Accounts, Group Accounts and other related statutory returns
- Leading on the provision of financial advice and statutory returns relating to taxation and VAT
- Providing technical accounting advice to senior Management, Members and Finance staff
- Ensuring the team have a culture of continuous improvement
To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified accountant, with excellent technical accounting skills and experience of playing a key role in the closure of accounts, ideally within a Local Government setting. The ability to develop staff and look at continuous improvement is highly desirable.
For more information on Bexley, the interview processes and to see the job description please, refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/bexley or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864 for an informal conversation.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 31st May. The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and specific examples of how you meet the key criteria
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