Divisional Accountant
  • Employer: Southwark Council
  • Reference: SW/23/225403
  • Published: Mon 16/01/2023, 17:39 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/02/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £48,747 - £55,845
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Southwark, London , Southwark

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Divisional Accountant

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The Role:

The council are currently recruiting to 2 Divisional Accountant positions:

Divisional Accountant – Adult Social Care

The post holder will provide support for Adult Social Care, which includes Learning Disabilities, Mental Health and Central Support services. The Adult Services directorate has a budget circa of £88m.

The post holder will have responsibility for the following areas:

  • Establishing and maintaining an excellent relationship with budget holders in order to stay informed about all finance related developments in their service areas.
  • Using this knowledge to produce an accurate monthly forecast for these areas.
  • Creating high quality monthly finance reports to keep management informed about the financial situation within their respective areas.
  • Year-end closure of accounts, including liaison with auditors
  • Finance lead for key returns such as ASC-FR

Divisional Accountant – Education

The post holder will provide accountancy support for Education services. You will be reporting to the Senior Finance Manager for Education and Schools.

The post holder will have responsibility for the following areas:

  • Establishing and maintaining an excellent relationship with budget holders in order to stay informed about all finance related developments in their service areas.
  • Using this knowledge to produce an accurate monthly forecast for these areas.
  • Creating high quality monthly finance reports to keep management informed about the financial situation within their respective areas.
  • Year-end closure of accounts, including liaison with auditors
  • Finance lead for key statistical and grant returns

*Please indicate your preferred Divisional areas on your supporting statement*

Additional Salary Details:

The Council’s Professional Finance Services (PFS) division sits within the Finance & Governance Department. PFS provides professional accounting and financial advisory and support services to the organisation. The division is made up of around 50 members of staff arranged in a ‘hub and spoke’ model with three departmental finance teams and a central ‘corporate finance’ team.

Benefits and more Information:

https://www.jobsatsouthwark.co.uk/why-us/

https://jobs.theguardian.com/minisites/southwark-council/life-at-southwark-benefits-and- more/

Recruitment Timetable:

Interview date: w/c 16 February 2023.

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

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