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Head of Transactional Services

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Salary
£54,048 - £68,241 per annum
Expires
26/07/2024
Location
London, Wandsworth
Job Type
Full Time

Job Title: Head of Transactional Services 

Salary: Up to £68,241

Permanent

Full Time

Location: Wandsworth Town Hall SW18 2PU

Are you a Project Manager or Finance Officer/Professional with extensive knowledge of financial systems ready to take the next step in your career?  If you have leadership experience within local authority accounts payable or accounts receivable functions and have an analytical mind, are self- motivated and committed to unparalleled customer care, Richmond and Wandsworth Councils Shared Staffing Arrangement is looking for our next Head of Transactional Services. This role will provide you with an invaluable opportunity to gain experience of working for two London councils in a single role whilst at the same time managing a significant contract.

About the role 

Leadership and Management

Previous leadership experience is required as you’ll be managing 3 direct reports (Transactional Services Managers) and a wider team of approximately 20 supporting staff.

Project Management/ Contract Management

The post centres around project/ contract management and working with a variety of stakeholders. This will require you to ensure the robustness of the agreed KPIs of the contract with Capita are maintained and challenged where required. 

General payment systems and payment functions

You’ll need to demonstrate an understanding of general payment systems and payment functions which is essential to oversee the three sub teams within transactional services. You’ll also be overseeing the General Ledger team which looks after the non treasury side of the Council’s banking.

Quality improvement

You’ll be an active member of the management team, supporting the Chief Accountant in the continuous improvement in the Accountancy Service through project work, and the planning and implementation of quality improvement initiatives.

Regulatory compliance

Complying with reporting requirements and financial regulations combined with experience of local authority accounting which is advantageous.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:

-Good interpersonal skills to liaise with Directors, external auditors, contractors and service managers.

-An understanding of why effective contract management is essential in achieving value for money in a local authority environment.

-Experience of project management across a multi-disciplinary environment (e.g. experience of managing a project with another department or organisation).

-Ability to demonstrate a track record of applying good analytical skills and lateral thinking to develop creative and innovative system solutions.

-The ability to compile and present performance measurement data in way that ensures effective feedback to the contractor.

-Proficient IT skills to use spreadsheets, financial systems and other relevant packages for analysis and presentation.

If you thrive in a challenging yet highly rewarding environment, we invite you to apply for this opportunity today.

Additional information:  Our offices are in the Grade II listed building of Wandsworth Town Hall which is centrally located in the heart of vibrant Wandsworth Town.  Just a 10 minute bus journey from Clapham Junction, or under a 10 minute walk to Wandsworth Town Station where direct trains are 15 minutes to London Waterloo. The Accountancy Service is currently working between home locations and the office.  

Closing date: Tuesday 9th July 2024 

Shortlisting Date: Wednesday 10th July 2024

Tests/Presentation Interview date: Wednesday 17th July 2024 (Wandsworth Town Hall) 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan. For more details click here

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