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 Corporate Finance Manager to join their expanding team, key functions of this exciting role will involve leading the Corporate Finance Team to deliver the corporate and technical accounting functions and to develop and maintain the main financial management system. This will involve taking a lead on and managing all aspects of the accounts closure process including production, audit and then approval of the Council's annual statutory accounts. You will also take the responsibility for the Treasury Management function including management of the Council’s cashflow. The post holder will directly manage a number of high profile or complex budgets, including the Collection Fund.
To be successful in the role you will have a full CCAB qualification and have relevant knowledge and experience in a similar finance or accountancy role, preferably from within the public sector or local government. Experience of staff management and a demonstrable record of delivering both businesses as usual, ad hoc project, as well as a proven ability to lead transformation activity and manage organisational change and development within a financial/performance environment.
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