Waltham Forest is a London borough with strong economic growth, vibrant multi-cultural communities and a thriving cultural and creative sector. Redevelopment and regeneration over the last decade has brought significant new housing and employment opportunities as well as helping build a thriving small business economy.
Public service has been at the heart of Waltham Forest’s response to the pandemic, both in how residents helped each other and how the council has faced the challenges. This understanding of public service requires more leadership and responsibility from the Council, not less. The Council is focused on listening more and finding new ways to work alongside residents, partners and businesses. That is why we developed our new Public Service Strategy to set out how we plan to take on the immediate challenges faced by residents, communities and businesses throughout and post the Covid-19 pandemic. Finance will need to play a key role in the delivery of this, which is why we are looking to strengthen our finance team with a number of key appointments.
The Group Accountant Financial Reporting will play a key role in the closure of the accounts as well as providing technical and financial advice to senior officers and Councillors. Key responsibilities will include;
- Supporting senior officers to ensure that the Council’s financial resources, both within the central directorates and for the overall strategic finance function are managed effectively
- Producing the Statement of Accounts, Group Accounts and other related statutory returns
- Providing technical accounting advice to senior Management, Members and Finance staff
- Completing relevant statutory accounts and statutory returns including the completion of financial, statistical and grant returns
To be suitable for the role you need to be a qualified accountant with proven experience of closure of accounts within a complex organisation. The ability to develop relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partner organisations is also essential.
Going forward Waltham Forest will be operating a hybrid working model, with a greater balance between home based and office working, subject to role requirements.
For more information on Waltham Forest, the recruitment processes and to see the job description please, refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/walthamforest or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864 for a confidential conversation.
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 29th November. The covering 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.