We are currently working with a London Borough to recruit a number of key positions supporting them as they continue their drive to be innovative and self-sufficient, providing opportunities for growth across the Borough. As part of this they want a finance department, which influences right across the Council and is focused on continuously improving the service on offer, providing more financial data analysis to decision-makers and supporting non-financial services to become more confident around managing their budgets.
These positions will initially be remote working in line with current government guidance. However, when government guidelines change staff can still spend the majority of their time working remotely. They would be able to accommodate staff only being in the office once or twice a month.
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.
Early application is recommend as interviews are ongoing.