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        Financial Accounting Manager

        Job number HM-FAM-LG

        Salary

        £68,000 - £71,000

        Sector

        Local Government

        Function

        Finance

        Location

        Luton

        Job Type

        Permanent

        Reporting into the Deputy S151 officer, this role will lead and play a major role in the closure of the Council’s accounts and prepare the Statement of Accounts.

        Working in collaboration with relevant officers and other stakeholders, this role will analyse and advise on all new legislation, regulation and accounting standards, advising on its impact and ensure its implementation where appropriate. This will include any new and/or changes to the financial standards as promoted by the Chartered institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

        Summary of key responsibilities will include:

        • Lead, manage, develop, inform and motivate staff to ensure the timely delivery of cost-effective, continually improving corporate financial services to the Council
        • Lead the Council’s preparation of the capital programme, ensuring the forecasting of resources and expenditure requirements
        • Present the budget and capital programme to the Chief Accountant/Head of Finance, Corporate Directors, and Councillors in accordance with Council and legal requirements. Ensure that budgets are provided correctly, implemented, managed, continuously monitored and reported on
        • Establish and maintain constructive and influential working relationships with other Council officers and members, relevant external agencies, partners and other stakeholders
        • Develop and maintain effective corporate management systems for setting, monitoring and reviewing statutory and operational performance
        • Assist the Chief Accountant to ensure that Section 151 responsibilities are discharged in respect of the post holder’s accountabilities

        To be suitable for the role you need to be a qualified accountant (CCAB, CIMA or equivalent).  You will have the confidence to lead the closedown process for large complex authority, as well as supporting budget management and business planning.

        You will be have the gravitas to support senior leaders, be driven to succeed, and thrive on new challenges.  If you are a senior finance leader with energy, who enjoys new challenges and a fast-paced environment this could be the role for you.

        Luton offers a hybrid working arrangement, at least one day per week in the office with additional attendance required to meet service needs.

        This is an excellent opportunity to make your mark in an ambitious authority with a rewarding vision.

        In order to apply, please send your CV and supporting statement (no longer than 2 pages) outlining how you feel you meet the criteria of the role.

        To discuss your suitability, contact Jack Murphy 07921 335786 / jackmurphy@allenlane.co.uk.

        For more Local Govnerment Finance roles, view our latest jobs.

        Recruiting for this role:

        Jack Murphy

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