Directorate: Corporate Services
Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Job level: Level 4, Zone 1
Salary: £36,630 - £42,490
Contract Type: Full time, 36 hours per week and part time 18 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
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It’s an exciting time to join Camden’s Finance service. Following our accreditation as a CIPFA Platinum Employer, we are seeking an innovative, highly skilled individual to contribute to the development and implementation of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy. You will help drive our outcomes-based budgeting approach and deliver the best use of resources for the people of Camden.
We are seeking Management Accountants to support Service Business Partners and Business Advisors in providing a robust and responsive financial business partnering service to a Directorate/Director/Head of Service/Budget Holder/Budget Manager. The post holder will take a lead in financial analysis and reporting, providing finance comments on decision reports, collating statutory returns, and proactively identifying accounting opportunities as well as risks to provide the best advice to managers.
You will regularly engage with a range of stakeholders to maintain strong working relationships across both the finance function and front-line services, empowering and enabling managers and budget holders to resolve financial problems/issues in any given area(s).
To be successful in this role, you will be AAT qualified, studying for a CCAB or equivalent professional qualification, or part CCAB or equivalent qualified.
You will demonstrate excellent communication, influencing and presentation skills, being able to interpret financial data and apply logic and judgement. The ability to understand and interpret complex legislative and regulatory frameworks that apply to local government is key to the role.
You will have good knowledge and understanding of financial planning, management and financial frameworks in a large organisation (revenue and capital) – preferably local government.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities. Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.
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If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.
Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard
Camden are very proud to be accredited to the level of excellence for the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard. The Mayor’s Good Work Standard sets the benchmark for the highest employment standards and demonstrates that as an employer, Camden is contributing to a fairer and more inclusive London. These good practices are also an important step in attracting and retaining a diverse, talented and productive workforce.
How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile linked at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.
Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 5th February 2020, 17:00
Interviews to be held: w/c 10 February 2020
Please quote reference: 2000000U
To view the Job Profile please click HERE
Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are:
18 February 2020
17 March 2020