A highly ambitious authority with big plans for the future, Enfield Council has its sights firmly fixed on creating a better borough. We’re regenerating industrial estates, creating social housing and leading the development of 10,000 homes in Meridian Water. And that makes our Council a hugely exciting place to be. We’ve also adopted a new structure for Finance & Commercial that’s designed for today’s fast-paced environment. We now need a skilled Finance Manager who will support our work and thrive on our new opportunities.
As we move from a traditional model of budget monitoring to one of business partnering, we need a qualified accountant to focus on financial modelling and business transformation.
Our aim is for Business Partnering to be at the heart of decision-making, supporting the revenue and capital side of the business. You’ll join us in supporting some of our key areas, Digital Services and Customer Experience, supporting the directorates to simplify businesses processes as well as completing value-added work, especially options appraisals. In the role, you’ll be supporting the Head of Finance, working alongside other Finance Managers and teams with robust financial advice. It involves solving issues, delivering the annual financial cycle and developing in-depth knowledge of your service areas. You’ll also streamline budget monitoring and support wider transformation.
With varied projects and option appraisals too, you’ll need to be commercially sharp and technically capable, with strong people skills. Your knowledge should cover local government finance, budgeting and accounting, and be based on a CCAB accountancy qualification. Used to providing high-level financial advice, you’ll be articulate, IT literate and highly analytical.
If you’ve got the talent we’re looking for, we’ll give you every chance to develop your expertise and access more senior roles. With our exciting new training programme, you can maximise opportunities, both for yourself and local residents.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing on 25 October at 23:59pm
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
How to apply:
This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.
1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.
2. Your CV.
Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Iona MacKinnon on 020 4526 5336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Neil Goddard on 020 8132 1312
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