About Watford Borough Council
Watford is an urban borough in South West Hertfordshire; The borough has excellent transport links with mainline rail connections to London. Watford is the centre of a sub region serving around 500,000 people living within a 20 minute travelling time catchment. As part of the London commuter belt Watford is strongly influenced by London which brings the benefits of a buoyant economy.
About Three Rivers District Council
Three Rivers District in South West Hertfordshire straddles the North West corner of the M25 on the edge of Greater London. The district is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns. The area has a diverse range of sectors and businesses and is a centre for the film industry with Warner Brothers at Leavesden forming part of a studio cluster along with Elstree and Pinewood is a short drive away.
The Role -
Following the introduction of some significant projects at both Councils, the finance service is now looking to recruit a Finance Manager to support these projects.
This role is to provide support to both senior management and individual project managers at Watford Borough Council. Following a successful temporary post, this role has now been substantiated and we are looking to appoint permanently. The successful applicant will work within the Financial Planning and Analysis team, and will be primarily responsible project finance, maintenance of long-term budget and capital forecasts and provision of reports to senior management, the elected Mayor and Councillors.
What we are looking for -
We are looking for an ambitious qualified/passed finalist accountant to work within a busy team supporting two councils in South West Hertfordshire. Local government accounting experience is desirable but not essential. A project management qualification would be an asset.
More details of both roles are available on the attached job descriptions and person specifications.
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How to apply: Please complete the attached application form. Completed application forms should be sent to
For an informal discussion please contact Nigel Pollard, Section Head (Accountancy) on 01923 727198 or Bob Watson, Head of Finance on 01923 727188
A Disclosure Scotland check will be carried out for this post
Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to inform all applicants as to whether or not they have been shortlisted. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.