We are excited to be able to offer an excellent opportunity to join a well-resourced Finance function within a forward-looking, progressive local authority. Following a successful restructure, we are seeking to further strengthen our existing Finance team to support the delivery of the Council’s new and ambitious 4-year Strategic Plan.
Your expertise and enthusiasm will be essential as the Council undergoes large-scale transformation and responds to the challenges and opportunities post-COVID and through the on-gong cost of living crisis, which impact our residents and businesses alike. Our borough is a microcosm of London with the fastest population growth in the country because we are a very special place where people want to live and work.
We offer good rewards and a vibrant working environment in which to advance your skills and experience, with plenty of opportunity to expand your learning and career development. Join us and help us make a difference in providing the sound financial environment that enables our front-line services to make it a safer, cleaner, and fairer place for the residents, businesses and visitors to our Borough.
We are recruiting to 2 Accountant posts (supporting revenue) with a range of financial and management accounting, reconciliation and reporting responsibilities (including supporting budget build, budget monitoring, business partnering, journal/ virement maintenance, grant income management) for the following front line service areas each requiring a good knowledge of the revenue related issues for that respective service area:
a) 1 within our Strategic & Corporate Finance team, supporting the annual closure of the Collection Fund accounts and the completion and submission of relevant returns in respect of this. e.g., NNDR returns), as well as supporting the in-year forecasting and monitoring of spend and income in relation to the Collection Fund and provision of financial support to the relevant Service area.
b) 1 within Place Finance team (i.e., supporting Housing and Regeneration including, amongst other services, the HRA, Temporary Accommodation, Homelessness, Economic Development and Building Control).
It is desirable that the successful candidates have a CCAB or CIMA qualification and have experience in Local Government Finance and in the preferred service area for the post they are applying for.
Further information on the role can be found here and the attachments you will find at the bottom of this advert on the tower Hamlets website.
For the above roles candidates successful in the interview stage may be asked to undertake a test.
The posts are open to the following types of applicants: Redeployees/ Internal/ External
Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.
Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach to, and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.
We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and also applicants who live in the Borough.
Benefits and Allowances
Normal local government benefits including pension.