Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the city.
The London Borough of Redbridge is on the path of organisation change and transformation. With changing demands and limited resources, the organisation is continually adapting to meet the needs of residents. These are exciting times for the council.
We want to have a finance function that will build a brilliant team to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Following internal promotion, the Financial Strategy Manager post within Corporate Finance is currently being recruited to.
Financial Strategy Manager
Reporting to the Head of Corporate Finance, this is a key role within the finance team. You will take a lead role in the production of the Medium Term Financial Strategy and Forecast, undertaking the necessary financial modelling and resourcing forecasts in addition to the development of robust planning assumptions.
More specifically, you will take a key role in the production of the annual budget and council tax setting report. This includes analysing and interpreting key financial information such as settlement and grant allocations and keeping up to speed with developments in Local Government Finance policy and practice.
The postholder will be required to work closely with Finance Business Partners to undertake the necessary quality assurance for internal and external reporting, with particular regard to putting in the required challenge to assumptions built into forecasting. You will also form important linkages with other colleagues across the business in your role.
You will work closely with the Operational Director of Finance and Head of Corporate Finance on financial strategy and on maintaining financial governance and financial management standards and controls.
You will also support the coordination of production of the Council’s Statement of Accounts. You will support the corporate accounting team to respond to various technical queries from both internal and external audit.
The role has direct line management to one Principal Accountant, plus potentially a CIPFA trainee from time to time, depending on rotations.
To be considered for the role you will be a CCAB qualified accountant with significant experience of working at a senior level in a finance team within a large and complex organisation. You should be proficient in all MS Office applications, particularly in Excel where an advanced level of competency will be required.
The full set of minimum experience, knowledge and skills is set out in the Job Description.
Interviews will take place w/c 26th September 2022.
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.