Senior Finance Officer

Enfield Council; £33,945 to £36,711

Enfield Council is one of London’s leading local authorities, combining a diverse and modern suburban location with excellent travel links into Central London and neighbouring counties. Consistently putting our residents at the heart of our operations, Enfield sets the benchmark in ensuring we provide best-in-class services to our local community. Our finance department is central in this endeavour.

The senior finance officer will sit in the corporate finance team and is primarily responsible for supporting the finance manager with medium term financial planning, the setting of the council’s annual budget and the accounting arrangements relating to the Collection Fund.

This opportunity will include a wide array of responsibilities such as coordinating the budget process, maintaining the medium-term financial plan, the processing of adjustments between service departments and ensuring statutory financial returns are in line regulatory requirements.

This role should be particularly attractive for those individuals with an ambitious mindset, as this is a great opportunity to gain a thorough overview of the council’s finances and budgets whilst acquiring valuable experience in all aspects of corporate finance. There will be wide scope and opportunities for development from senior officers who will have a direct stake in your success.

You will be a hardworking, organised and highly numerate individual who can provide high quality financial support. You will ideally have previous experience working in a financial environment, using computerised systems (preferably SAP) and Excel. It is important that applicants either hold or be actively working towards an accountancy qualification.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • Interest-free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods. 
  • Employee assistance programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do; by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you – and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working.

For a confidential conversation about this role please contact Chris Macdonald at CIPFA-Penna who is managing the recruitment of this campaign – chris.macdonald@penna.com / 0207 300 9104

Closing Date: Sunday 29 September
Interview Dates: Week commencing 7 October

Application Link: https://bit.ly/2lyW3Xx