We are excited to be able to offer an excellent opportunity to join a well-resourced Finance function within a forward looking, dynamic local authority. Following a successful restructure, we are seeking to further strengthen our existing Finance team to support the delivery of our Council's new and ambitious 4-year Strategic Plan.
Your expertise and enthusiasm will be essential as the Council undergoes large-scale transformation and responds to the challenges and opportunities post-COVID and through the on-gong cost of living crisis, which impact our residents and businesses alike. Our borough is a microcosm of London with the fastest population growth in the country because we are a very special place where people want to live and work.
We offer good rewards and a vibrant working environment in which to advance your skills and experience, with plenty of opportunity to expand your learning and career development. Join us and help us make a difference in providing the sound financial environment that enables our front-line services to make it a safer, cleaner, and fairer place for the residents, businesses and visitors to our Borough.
We are recruiting to 2 Financial Accountant posts within our Corporate Chief Accountant’s Team supporting the key financial accounting, control and reporting responsibilities to help meet our statutory and regulatory duties (including year end Accounts Closing, Balance Sheet management, control account reconciliations, management and control of grant income).
It is desirable that the successful candidates have a CCAB or CIMA qualification or are at the final stage and have experience in Local Government Finance and essential knowledge and understanding of financial management and financial regulatory frameworks in accountancy within the public sector.
Further information on the role can be found within the attachment you will find at the bottom of this advert on the Tower Hamlets website.
Candidates successful in the interview stage may be asked to undertake a test.
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.
Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the Borough.