2 x Senior Finance Officers (Within Housing and Capital)

Enfield, London

Enfield Council are a dynamic local authority driven by a clear vision of how we will transform the borough, address inequality and create a lifetime of opportunities for everyone who lives, works and learns in Enfield.

Following the appointment of a new senior leadership team in Finance we are expanding and adapting to create a supportive team that anticipates and collaboratively solves problems, helping us deliver an ambitious programme that reaches across all areas of local authority operation and interest.

Senior Finance Officers report to the Finance Managers for their specific area and provide high quality and comprehensive finance support, drawing on technical expertise, knowledge and experience to add value and lead on the resolution of challenges. They are expected to actively champion continuous improvement and the implementation of automation and efficient ways of working.

  • Leading on specific service items including reviewing and challenging budget decisions, supporting capital and project financial planning and providing financial activity support to services across the Council
  • Developing and maintaining an in-depth understanding of the Council’s services and their related objectives, and be informed of their risks, challenges and the impact of regulatory, financial and other changes
  • Taking ownership of specific finance processes to ensure all officers are appropriately trained able to carry out these processes in a consistent and efficient manner
  • Maintaining a comprehensive and up to date knowledge of all relevant legislation, procedures and current and emerging best practice for the area of responsibility and ensure that the organisation meets all of its statutory, regulatory and contractual obligations

Enfield are looking for a qualified accountant, potentially early in their career. To be suitable for the role you need to be at least part qualified and be willing to work towards a full qualification, with experience of working with a finance related role ideally in a local government environment. Exposure to supporting change and excellent communication skills are also essential.

If you are a professional who engages with big questions, is willing to learn new skills and enjoys trying new ways of doing things, then we want to hear from you.

Enfield offers a hybrid working arrangement. With an expectation that staff will be in the office a couple of times per month.

You can find out more information about the roles, the Council, the attractive benefits on offer and how to apply here (ivyrockpartners.wixsite.com).

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