Service Accountant - MG1

This vacancy is now closed

Ref
19934
Vacancy type
Harrow Council
Location
Harrow
Salary
£45,570 - £52,134
Contract type
Permanent
Full/Part-time
Full-time
Hours
36
Start date
ASAP
Closing date
18/08/2019
Description

Harrow Council’s Resources and Commercial directorate is looking for four Service Accountants to join their Finance team.

The post holder will provide professional financial advice and support to a service Division or Directorate based on a sound understanding of the business and the regulatory/accounting regime.

There are four vacancies for posts supporting People Services including Children’s Services, Adults Services and Public Health, Resources & Commercial Directorate and Community Services.

The postholder will report to the relevant Finance Business Partner or Head of Strategic and Technical Finance (Deputy S151)

To be successful in this role you would need to have the below skills & experience:

  • Knowledge and understanding of financial management and financial processes within Local Authorities and the financial & legislative framework
  • An understanding of capital financing and the relevant legislative requirements/context.
  • Must have a clear understanding of the diverse nature of Harrow’s communities and Harrow’s workforce, and the implications for service delivery.
  • Demonstrable and proven experience of managing or performing the key duties/accountabilities related to this post
  • CCAB qualified accountant (or near finalist)
  • Experience of the annual budget setting process within a local authority.
  • Experience of monitoring significant capital and revenue budgets in a local authority.
  • Demonstrable experience of employing continuous improvement techniques to improve financial management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with senior management.
  • Ability to acquire new skills and demonstrate a strong commitment to learning/continuous professional development for self and others.

For additional information please refer to the Role Profile/ Selection Criteria.

Closing date:  18th August 2019

Interviews will be held 13th & 20th September 2019

HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION

We particularly welcome female applicants, individuals under 25 years of age, those from the BAME community, LGBT applicants and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.

Role Profile/Selection Criteria

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