An opportunity has arisen for a Management Accountant within London Councils’ operational finance team. The role is part of a dynamic team responsible for providing a comprehensive financial management service. Reporting to the Chief Accountant, the post holder will play a major role in the budget setting, control and monitoring cycle and provide advice on the financial implications of management decisions. The post holder will also advise on procurement procedures and regulations.
To be considered for this role, you will be a fully qualified member or finalist of a CCAB/CIMA accountancy body. You should have proven experience of preparing and monitoring budgets within a complex medium or large organisation and support budget holders to manage their budgets effectively. You should have proven experience of manging a procurement exercise involving tendering processes, service/product specification development, operational, financial and risk assessments and contingency planning. You should also have the ability to establish effective working relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders.
The finance team is responsible for all aspects of London Councils’ operational finances including the overall monitoring of an annual budget of £230 million. The team’s main responsibilities include the annual budget setting process, the annual financial accounts closedown process, debtor and income collection, creditor payments, budget monitoring and forecasting, providing advice on financial and procurement matters, performing system reconciliations and liaising with external and internal auditors.
London Councils represents the 32 boroughs and the City of London. We aim to get the best deal for Londoners and to ensure that London’s councils have the resources, freedoms and powers to do the best possible job for their residents and local businesses.
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Closing date: Midday 30 May 2022.
Interview date: Week commencing 6 June 2022
Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour Answer phone) quoting reference number LC818 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.
London Councils is committed to equality of opportunities. As users of the disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the post.
You must have the right to work in the UK. London Councils is unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage.