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Epping Forest, Salary: £48,288
Epping Forest District Council has a great opportunity for a full-time (36 hours per week) Senior Finance Business Partner (Housing Revenue Account, Capital and Projects) to lead the HRA, Capital and Projects work cluster within the Corporate Finance Team.
Reporting directly to the Service Head and responsible for leading and line managing two staff, the successful candidate will ensure that service directors and their budget holders receive a first-class financial support service based on sound business partnering principles and nationally recognised good practice. This will include:
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA) with local government experience, which includes significant accounting knowledge and experience of the HRA, as well as an understanding of the legal framework within which the HRA operates.
A general working knowledge of capital accounting is desirable, although responsibility for complex capital financing and accounting directly resides within a separate technical team. Staff supervision and people management experience is a requirement and experience of working with, advising and influencing senior officers on financial matters is also required. A genuine enthusiasm for transformation and excellence is essential.
The council is firmly committed to professional development and expects the same in new recruits to the corporate finance team. The council is therefore committed to ensuring that officers appointed to certain posts within the team achieve the CIPFA Diploma in Finance Business Partnering within two years of appointment. If you already have this qualification, it would be desirable. However, study support would be offered to the right candidate in order to achieve this once appointed.
About the council
Epping Forest District Council takes its name from the forest which runs from its southern boundary northwards. The district shares boundaries with Greater London and Hertfordshire.
The three main settlements of Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell and Loughton contain more than half the population of approximately 131,000 people but occupy only 5% of the district. The remaining 95% is made up of separate market towns, villages and hamlets in attractive countryside; most of the district is protected as part of the Metropolitan Green Belt, with no less than 25 Designated Conservation Areas.
As well as its rural aspect, Epping Forest has excellent transport links, with the M25 and M11 motorways running through the district and central London is only 30 minutes away through direct access to the Central Line.
The council has ambitious plans and a first-class finance function is integral to the achievement of those plans. To this end, the corporate finance team is undergoing transformational change, with an overwhelming commitment to customer service and a clear vision to achieve financial sustainability and excellence in all its forms.
What we can offer you
A competitive salary of £48,288 is available. A market supplement could also be available for the right candidate.
The council can offer an excellent working environment through its new collaborative working approach, which promotes remote working as well as on site working at our newly refurbished civic offices in Epping, which is a modern, high specification workspace.
The council also offers a range of other benefits including a basic 28 days annual leave in addition to public holidays and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
Closing date: 18 May
More details and how to apply: https://bit.ly/3gII8c4
Local Government Finance
T: + 44 (0) 203 849 2703
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