We are looking for an ambitious professional to manage our Financial Services team covering accountancy, finance business partnering, creditor payments, income and payroll functions. You will play a key role in managing the Council’s financial performance including the preparation of revenue and capital budgets, the effective management and control of corporate financial systems and the completion of the annual accounts.
You will be a CCAB qualified accountant or equivalent with previous experience of financial management, preferably but not necessarily within local government, and possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. You must be able to collate and analyse information, problem solve and make informed decisions.
You will have experience of producing the annual accounts including liaising with external auditors as well as excellent knowledge of current legislation and professional codes of practice covering all areas of local authority finance and accounting.
The Borough of Gedling comprises the towns of Arnold and Carlton and surrounding parishes, bordering Sherwood Forest to the north, the river Trent to the south east and the city of Nottingham to the southwest. The Borough has a lot to offer residents and visitors from heritage to modern community facilities. The Council offices are situated in an award-winning park located in Arnold, a suburb of the city of Nottingham.
A casual user car allowance attaches to the post giving access to free onsite parking and you will have access to the Local Government Pension scheme.
Gedling Borough Council embraces flexible ways of working to ensure that we can attract the best talent and get the most from our employees so, as we transition to new ways of working, hybrid/homeworking options are available subject to the business needs of the role.
We offer excellent working conditions including a generous holiday entitlement, a comprehensive pension scheme and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, providing advice on a range of issues including financial and legal matters, and offering discounts on purchases from numerous retail outlets.
We also offer employees reduced gym membership at Gedling’s Leisure Centres.
For an informal discussion about this role and the opportunities that it offers, please contact Paul Adcock (Head of Finance Services and ICT) on 0115 9013683.