Property Finance Officer X2 – Operational Property and Investment Property
Permanent, Full time
Salary : SO2 £32,418 - £34,209
Strategic Property Services are now recruiting for 2 Property Finance Officers. We are looking for experienced proactive individuals to join and enhance our team of hardworking, passionate and friendly staff.
Do you want to be a part of a professional team, with a truly flexible working culture that supports a positive balance between work and family life?
We are looking for 2 Property Finance Officers to support the management of all capex (Capital expenditure) and opex (Operational expenditure), budgets, rent income, asset performance and BPC entries. They will provide high quality and comprehensive finance support, specialising in property finance, both investment and operational property, drawing on technical expertise, knowledge and experience.
They will also support the implementation of the replacement Asset Management System (AMS). They will manage and monitor income, the expenditure cost centres and the overall resources position of SPS ensuring all appropriate financial management reporting is undertaken. Make financial recommendations to the Heads of SPS.
This is a critical post within Strategic Property Services, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of financial transactions and assisting with providing high quality finance and accountancy services to the team. Successful candidates will need to be self-motivated and be able to demonstrate an ability to work on their own initiative.
SPS is a growing team of public sector property professionals, who are passionate about optimising Enfield Council's property assets to create community dividends. We have created an ambitious new Strategic Asset Management Plan for Enfield, which will deliver on the Council's broadest corporate objectives, including economic growth, diversity, sustainability, well-being and new homes. We manage all 1,100 of Enfield's non-housing assets, from our own operational accommodation, to industrial estates, retail assets and farms in the Green Belt, with a current income of c.£8M p/a from our investment estate. We act as the Council's ‘Corporate Landlord’, responsible for ensuring compliance across the portfolio. We undertake all aspects of property asset management, from leases and licences, to disposals, acquisitions, development deals and joint ventures. We are the custodians of all Enfield's Property Information and operate the Council's AMS. We are also growing the Council's capacity and capability in GIS (mapped data). Our aim is to have a comprehensive and qualified property team, to provide Enfield Council with an exemplar professional property service.
You will have excellent time management skills to ensure that multiple deadlines are always met and the ability to produce quality work with minimum supervision. You will raise purchase orders and process payments, deal with financial enquires. Assist with moving expenditure across account codes and produce statistical information for senior managers.
You will be IT literate and utilise IT applications including the use of MS Word and Excel packages, together with excellent communication, written, verbal and numeracy skills. You will have experience of accurate record keeping with the ability to analyse and interpret financial data.
Experience in working in a busy dynamic team providing the ‘tool’ to all Council staff who rely on property related data ensuring compliance with all Council policies, procedures and legislation.
You should demonstrate good problem-solving skills and have experience of working with a variety of client groups collaboratively within a Property environment and work with the whole of SPS to keep up to date with statutory and legislative requirements, work within deadlines, and budget whilst responding positively to changing/competing demands.
In SPS no day is the same and there are constant challenges, but we all share a vision, which is to ensure that Enfield’s property assets are made the most of, for the benefit of Enfield’s people.
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.
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 pages your application may not be considered or reviewed
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: Midnight, 21st June 2021
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Oley Taal Gaye on 0208 132 1043 or email@example.com.
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Danielle Edmond on 020 8132 0954 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.
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.