There are two roles currently being advertised, one working with our Resources finance team, and one with our Housing and Public Health finance team. In each area there will be a variety of important opportunities and challenges to support the council:
• Resources finance colleagues are responsible for management and financial support for Revenues and Benefits, Digital Services, Human Resources, Legal, and various other niche sections within the back-office function. The team directly report to a number of top senior managements within the council. The Senior Accountant role will provide financial management advice and support for these areas, which includes the budgeting process, performing accounts reconciliation, assisting with audit preparation, and analysing and advising on corporate initiatives. In addition, the post will also involve supporting management with technical work around collection fund and housing subsidy/overpayments, and performing other duties as assigned.
• Housing & Public Health: The finance team support two key front-line services in Housing Needs & Strategy and the Public Health Department. The Housing Needs & Strategy service aim to meet the housing needs of the people of Islington through addressing issues such as preventing homelessness, providing a housing advice service, and the delivery of an effective housing strategy. Public Health seeks to improve health in Islington through providing advice, commissioning services, and working with other organisations to improve outcomes. The Senior Accountant role will provide financial management advice and support to these services.
To be successful, you will be expected to be either part qualified or studying towards an accounting qualification, and have strong knowledge and experience around management accounts in a complex environment, proficient in MS office package, and have the technical ability to lead, gather, interpret, and recommend action.
Closing date: 23:59pm on Wednesday 20 October.
Interview date: week commencing 15 November 2021.
For an informal discussion, please contact Natasha Dunlop, Senior Accountant, at Natasha.Dunop@islington.gov.uk or on 0207 527 8803.