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Head of Financial Reporting and Control
  • Employer: Kingston Upon Thames & Sutton Councils
  • Reference: KUTSC/20/122015
  • Published: Tue 18/02/2020, 9:10 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/03/2020, 23:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £65,367 - £78,468 per annum (£82,391 unconsolidated maximum)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Kingston Upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames

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Head of Financial Reporting and Control

About us
The Shared Finance Service was established in April 2017 and provides financial services to the London Borough of Sutton and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. We have many customers including, front-line Council services, Councillors, residents, Council owned companies, businesses and partner organisations from other sectors. We deliver professional accountancy and financial management, commercial advice and expert analysis, innovative finance operations and financial inclusion services for vulnerable residents.

We have achieved a lot in our first three years of operation and are ambitious in our vision to do more. We are delighted to have recently been shortlisted for a 2020 Public Finance Award for Alternative Service Delivery Model of the Year. These awards celebrate the best in public finance services and recognise inspiration, innovation and exceptional achievement.

About the role
This role is responsible for leading the technical accounting function across both Kingston and Sutton councils. You will lead a team responsible for strong financial stewardship and the integrity of our financial records, delivering high quality statutory Accounts and external reporting. You will also oversee the financial systems and control functions, ensuring innovative use of digital tools enhances and streamlines our offer to stakeholders.

About you
To succeed in this role you will need to be an expert technical accountant comfortable leading year end closing and accounting activities for revenue and capital budgets. You will understand how Councils manage and develop core income streams from Council Tax and Business Rates, and will have the capability to work effectively with other departments to provide strong control and monitoring over these areas of funding. You will be confident in your abilities to build effective working relationships with senior officers and external partners, and lead by example in promoting a working culture that reflects our values.

Our offer
As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfil your potential and will offer you a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment to grow and develop your career and skills. We’re constantly striving to improve our ways of working so putting your ideas across however big or small; will be fully encouraged and supported by your colleagues and our dynamic and experienced management team.

In addition we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from our Sutton and Kingston Offices, whilst on the move, and at home (for certain roles) following the introduction of Google Chromebooks and Google Apps, which have acted as a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working.

We also offer a huge variety of staff benefits including:

  • 31 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership

You can find out more about our Shared Finance Service, our team and structure, and working for us on our website -

Please apply online by uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining why you would be a great fit for this role, and what skills, experience and knowledge you can bring. Please ensure you refer to the Role Profile when completing your supporting statement.

Closing date for applications - Sunday 1st March 2020
Interview date(s) - To be confirmed

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