We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated finance professional to provide financial advice and support to the Housing and Communities Directorate. As a part-qualified accountant actively studying towards full qualification (or fully qualified), you will have a passion for providing high-quality financial support to services.
In this pivotal role, you will lead in all aspects of the finance service for your service area, including the production of budget monitoring reports and closure of accounts, as well as budget setting and financial planning.
In addition to providing support to services, the Business Partners provide support to the Senior Business Partner to improve existing processes and controls, strengthening governance and continually improving the quality of information used to support the Council’s decision making.
You will have an understanding of local government and the environment in which it operates, and the ability and confidence to work strategically. You will also need to be a dynamic and highly motivated individual who can work effectively with managers at all levels with the confidence to present and provide advice to senior managers and other stakeholders. Ideally, you will have worked in a Business Partnering environment and have experience of HRA accounting.
We are committed to flexible working and achieving a good work/life balance with a mix of office and homeworking available. During this unprecedented time, we have ensured that our staff have the right tools and support to work remotely and have access to offices when necessary.
The council have developed a ‘One Team’ approach to working and this relies on each and every person working collaboratively to deliver shared goals. To be a positive influence on this environment, you’ll need to be able to support others and be a genuine team player.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council pride themselves on their commitment to their people – striving to ensure that each and every employee feels valued and happy in their work. Employees are empowered to influence and transform the services they deliver, no matter what level they’re at.
For further information and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.
Closing date: 11th July 2021.
Assessment date: 22nd July 2021.
Interview date: w/c 9th August 2021.