X4 Principal Accountant

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £45,834 - £48,819
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 29/11/2021 at 23:55
Reference: F&G/21/171853

There are 3 Principal Accountant roles across Corporate, Education and Children’s. The roles will provide strategic financial advisory, planning and support services for their directorate. Key responsibilities will include;

  • Providing independent analysis and interpretation of complex financial and performance data, to help inform decisions making
  • Supporting the strategic planning of expenditure for their service
  • Identifying and assessing strategic and financial risks associated with issues relating to a defined area of responsibility.
  • Developing and producing option appraisals and financial modelling as required

 

To be suitable for the role you need to be at least part qualified with proven experience of assisting a group of budget holders, with the ability to influence and challenge. The ability to analyse complex data is also essential.

Going forward Waltham Forest will be operating a hybrid working model, with a greater balance between home based and office working, subject to role requirements.

For more information on Waltham Forest, the recruitment processes and to see the job description please, refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/walthamforest  or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864 for a confidential conversation.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to walthamforest@allenlane.co.uk by Monday 29th November. The covering letter should be no more than 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and specific examples of how you meet the key criteria