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Finance Manager
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1709
  • Published: Fri 25/11/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 25/12/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £45,000 - £74,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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Finance Manager

Salary: £45,042 - £51,870
Job Grade: Level 4 Zone 2
Work Location: Unit 1B, Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, London, N17 9LJ with opportunity for home/remote working
Hours per week: 36
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 11th December 2022, 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

Employed by the London Borough of Camden the Finance Manager will be based in North London Waste Authority (NLWA), serving Camden and six other north London boroughs.

About the role

The finance team play in a significant role in ensuring the smooth running of the Authority, which has an operating budget of £77 million and a multi-year capital programme of £1.2billion.  The Finance Manager role will support this through collaborative working with the wider Finance team in the London Borough of Camden.

The key responsibilities will include supporting the reconciliation of the Authority’s accounting systems and ensuring that they are well maintained and that the balance sheet is complete and correct.  This will include supporting the Senior Finance Manager in the preparation of the final accounts (including group accounts) and Government returns, in accordance with relevant legislation and accounting codes.

As Finance Manager you will have responsibility for ensuring that finance processes run smoothly, leading on building relationships with colleagues at the London Borough of Camden and at NLWA to ensure that invoice payment and income collection happens in a timely manner, ensuring that the purchase ordering system is maintained and kept up to date.  New reporting will need to be developed to demonstrate that the system is working well, and that the Authority is paying invoices in a timely manner.  This will include reconciling the Authority’s VAT accounts and ensuring that returns are submitted on time.  The Authority maintains a cashflow forecast for all currencies that it holds, and monthly reports will be prepared that forecasts future requirements for each currency.

The postholder will ensure that income is managed and that invoices are raised promptly, are accurate and that suppliers pay these in a timely manner.  A suite of reports will need to be developed for the Head of Finance that details aged debts and actions being taken to resolve them.

The postholder will support budget holders and other officers to ensure they have a clear understanding of processes. This will involve the creation and management of spreadsheets that contain non-financial data on an on-going basis.

The postholder will support the implementation and maintenance of the Authority’s asset register as new assets generated by the capital programme are brought into use.  The role will be heavily involved in the development and maintenance of reporting from the system so that managers and senior managers can plan forecast future requirements.

About You  

You will be studying towards a CCAB qualification or equivalent (desirable) or have relevant experience

You will be able to work with budget holders within the Authority to provide reports and financial advice. Develop work-plans and timetables and communicate the deadlines to others to ensure that your timetables are adhered to.

You will have the ability to reconcile accounts within key financial systems and produce accounting records in order that regular, comprehensive monitoring takes place and have the experience to ensure that processes and procedures are fully documented and can be followed by others.

You will have good communication skills and be able to explain financial concepts to staff to improve their financial understanding.

You will have a good knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

For more information regarding this role please refer to the job profile.

About NLWA

Our mission is to preserve resources and the environment for future generations by exemplary planning, innovation and communication in managing north London’s waste.

We serve two million residents in seven boroughs and run communications and engagement campaigns to help them reduce their rubbish and recycle more. We campaign for government and industry action to reduce unnecessary single-use items, encourage reuse and repair and promote effective recycling.

To help tackle the climate emergency and to prevent rubbish going to landfill, we are building the greenest Energy Recovery Facility in the country and modern recycling facilities at the Edmonton EcoPark, through the North London Heat and Power Project.

Working for NLWA

The post-holder will work for NLWA and be based at NLWA’s office in Tottenham Hale but be employed by London Borough of Camden through whom NLWA staff are employed. The North London Heat and Power Project is located at Edmonton EcoPark.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be. If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the following into your browser:

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact Bernadette Daley at Bernad