Corporate Accountant: Grade 10 (44,863 – 49,865) Permanent
Some 170,000 people call the borough of Wokingham home. With great schools, up-to-date facilities and a beautiful semi-rural location, there’s an exceptional quality of life – and it’s about to get even better. Right now, we have major plans for the future, designed around our residents: 13,000 new homes, better infrastructure, and a commitment to creating the best possible children’s services.
Wokingham Borough Council is looking for a dynamic and innovative Finance Manager to manage the Council’s Revenue budget. This will be an exciting opportunity to enhance an expanded team of professionals committed to developing strong working relationships with key stakeholders.
You will be a financial advisor to the Chief Accountant, providing timely and high-quality financial advice, ensuring the continuity of sound financial management, governance, and value for money. You will significantly support the production of the statutory statement of accounts and the medium term financial plan.
To be considered for the role you must be a qualified accountant (exceptionally QBE will be considered), with experience in public sector accounting. Able to demonstrate excellent stakeholder management skills, strong communication and presentation skills, you will also have an excellent track record in delivering a customer focused service. You will be able to manage internal and external relationships, and demonstrate broad experience of working cross functionally to deliver objectives and influence decisions.
Employed by Wokingham Borough Council, you will enjoy all the usual benefits of being a local authority employee, including generous leave entitlement, membership of the local government pension scheme, flexi-time, and the opportunity for smart working.
You will be based in Wokingham town centre, a short walk from the railway station and easily accessible by car. Currently most staff at WBC are working from home in accordance with government guidelines. The future working pattern is likely to be a combination of flexible home working and office based.
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers, and volunteers to share this commitment.
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.
To apply, please follow the link to the online application form. CVs are not accepted. If shortlisted for interview, Wokingham Borough Council operates a competency-based interview process.
Closing date: 11pm, Thursday 2nd December 2021.
For an informal discussion, please contact Mark Thompson, Chief Accountant, on 07824 383311 or Debra Evans, Corporate Finance Manager, on 07824 372179.
Please visit: www.wokingham.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/ for more information about this role.