Location: Remote working. There will be occasions when working in the Officer maybe required but primary work location is homebased.
We are seeking to recruit an Accountant following the previous incumbent's successful career progression within the Council. The role will focus on supporting Public Realm and Highways Services in their financial management duties. You will report to the Finance Business Partner for My Place and Housing Revenue Account (HRA).
The My Place directorate is responsible for the management of the Council's properties, assets and infrastructure, including its housing stock, highways, commercial properties and public realm services. Public Realm services includes Waste Operations, Street Cleansing, Fleet Operations, Passenger Transport, Commercial Services (such as Trade Waste), Parks and the Environment.
Responsibilities will include:
Providing timely and accurate financial information and advice to Budget Managers, Heads of Service and Directors;
Supporting efficient and effective budgeting, monitoring and closure of accounts throughout the financial cycle.
Undertaking regular financial system reconciliations.
Processing journals, virements and carrying out recharges.
The Council operates a dispersed working model. The primary work setting for the role will be remote working and this is not expected to change post pandemic. Interviews will be held virtually for the successfully shortlisted candidates.
We have been on a journey over the last few years, one that has seen us transform the council and the way we deliver our services. Those improvements to our offer have been recognised with us winning the LGC Awards 2018’s Council of the Year and LGC Entrepreneurial Council of the Year 2019. And with Gold Investors in People status, showing our commitment to our staff, there’s never been a more exciting time to work for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) Council.
Our goal is to harness the borough’s potential as London’s growth opportunity and to deliver growth that is inclusive and benefits all our residents. As a council, we are agile, responsive and data-led, with the needs of our residents at the forefront of what we do.
We offer a competitive pay package, a positive approach to flexible working, investment in your learning and development as well as a commitment to your wellbeing. Barking and Dagenham is changing, will you be a part of the change?
Interested in the role?
To apply please visit: https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/council-jobs/details.html
Please read more about our ideal candidate, DRIVE values and crucially review the Job Description and Person Specification before applying on our website.
To discuss this role, please contact: Joel Gandy (Finance Business Partner) by emailing email@example.com
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.