Harlow is a great place to live and work, being ideally located on the London Liverpool Street to Stansted/Cambridge rail line, and only four miles from the M25. Harlow is at the forefront of a significant growth agenda in the heart of the UK Innovation Corridor, an area recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing regions. As a key member of the Harlow & Gilston Garden Town partnership, Harlow Council is driving forward an ambitious vision to not only generate growth within the town, but to effect a transformation not seen since its birth as a New Town. The town’s successful Enterprise Zone which includes the Harlow Innovation Park continues to grow with new state of the art workspaces being created to maximise the benefits of its unique location and opportunities.
They have a great opportunity for a Finance Business Partner – Housing, which is one of two Finance Business Partner positions within the Finance Team. This role is responsible for the Housing Revenue Account, General Fund Housing, Harlow Trading Services (HTS) transactions and relationship. You will provide high quality professional advisory, analytical and reporting services to the Council, service managers and customers focussed on the achievement of value for money whilst ensuring that financial management is maintained to the highest standard across Council services.
To be successful in the role you should either be a CCAB qualified accountant or a part qualified CCAB accountant and be actively studying towards the fully qualification, with detailed knowledge and experience obtained within a similar role, preferably within the public sector or local government, experience of staff management and a demonstrable record of completed projects within a time pressured environment is essential.
This will be an exciting and challenging role working in a dynamic and supportive team which will provide exceptional opportunities for the right candidate to apply their initiative, to design systems’ improvements and to be involved in a highly-regarded central function of the Council
Harlow Council are a modern, forward thinking organisation offering agile working styles to give ultimate flexibility and work-life balance. We offer an attractive remuneration package including generous annual leave, professional fees and career average revalued (CARE) pension scheme.
For further information about this role, speak to our retained consultant Lucy West, Hays Senior Business Director, 07713388799 or to apply please visit our dedicated microsite https://webmicrosites.hays.co.uk/web/harlow-council
Interviews will be held throughout the recruitment process, so do not delay in applying