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Finance Director

Salary - £103,231

The vision for the borough is: One borough; One community; London’s growth opportunity

Over the last two years, the Council has undertaken an ambitious Transformation Programme to completely redesign the way it works to meet the needs of its residents and over the course of 2017-18 it moved towards becoming a New Kind of Council. This has meant creating new Service Delivery Blocks, wholly owned companies and embedding new ways of working.

At the heart of this is a new relationship with our residents, empowering, building their resilience and enabling them to fulfil their potential by providing opportunities to prosper.

We are outcomes-focused, directing attention and resources to the things that will have the most impact on improving the lives of residents.

Things are changing in Barking & Dagenham and our transformation has been recognised with us being recently voted LGC Council of the Year in recognition of our hard work.

We have recently created a new finance department and as such require a new Finance Director to provide strategic leadership and manage the senior team including the Chief Accountant, Head of Assurance, Group Manager Service Finance and Head of Investment Management. Within the financial environment are our new trading companies, Be First, our regeneration company and Reside, our own PRS company. We also have an innovative Investment and Acquisition Strategy which will generate us significant income. As we still have significant savings to make, you will play a central role in driving through investment opportunities and efficiencies. In terms of your day to day responsibilities, the role is a mix of commercial and strategic advice and leadership.

You will be a proven Finance Leader with full CCAB qualifications. It would be beneficial for you to understand intimately how finance functions operate strategically in a local government setting. You will have credibility and an established reputation as a Strategic Leader with sound commercial acumen. You will have strong influencing skills and the ability to be robust in challenging situations.

 

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To find out more information please contact:
Philippa Watkins on 07710 098510 / Philippa.watkins@penna.com
Anthony Hopkin on 07500042272 / anthony.hopkin@penna.com

To make a formal application please visit www.therightteam.co.uk

Closing date – 20th July 2018

 

Chief Accountant

Salary - £76,510

The vision for the borough is: One borough; One community; London’s growth opportunity

Over the last two years, the Council has undertaken an ambitious Transformation Programme to completely redesign the way it works to meet the needs of its residents and over the course of 2017-18 it moved towards becoming a New Kind of Council. This has meant creating new Service Delivery Blocks, wholly owned companies and embedding new ways of working.

At the heart of this is a new relationship with our residents, empowering, building their resilience and enabling them to fulfil their potential by providing opportunities to prosper.

We are outcomes-focused, directing attention and resources to the things that will have the most impact on improving the lives of residents.

Things are changing in Barking & Dagenham and our transformation has been recognised with us being recently voted LGC Council of the Year in recognition

We have recently created a new finance department and as such require a new Chief Accountant to provide financial services to Barking and Dagenham and to its subsidiaries, wholly owned companies and other organisations including but not limited to Be First, Barking and Dagenham Trading Partnership and Reside. You will devise and implement financial policies and strategies for these entities that incorporate best practise and adhere to the council’s financial regulations. You will also oversee the closure of accounts and reporting and lead on the preparation of budget monitoring and forecasting.

You will be a proven Finance expert with full CCAB qualifications. It would be beneficial for you to understand intimately how finance functions operate strategically in a local government setting. You will need to be able to work at a fast pace in this dynamic environment and hold key relationships with senior stakeholders. You will be experienced in managing a significant budget at a corporate level, including monitoring, modelling and financial planning and have thorough knowledge and experience of closure of accounts and external audit process.

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To find out more information please contact:
Becky Frost on 02038492695 / becky.frost@penna.com
Andrew Barton on 07528677791 / andrew.barton@penna.com

To make a formal application please visit www.therightteam.co.uk

Closing date – 13th August 2018

 

Head of Assurance

Salary - £70,325

The vision for the borough is: One borough; One community; London’s growth opportunity

Over the last two years, the Council has undertaken an ambitious Transformation Programme to completely redesign the way it works to meet the needs of its residents and over the course of 2017-18 it moved towards becoming a New Kind of Council. This has meant creating new Service Delivery Blocks, wholly owned companies and embedding new ways of working.

At the heart of this is a new relationship with our residents, empowering, building their resilience and enabling them to fulfil their potential by providing opportunities to prosper.

We are outcomes-focused, directing attention and resources to the things that will have the most impact on improving the lives of residents.

Things are changing in Barking & Dagenham and our transformation has been recognised with us being recently voted LGC Council of the Year in recognition We have recently created a new finance department and as such require a new Head of Assurance to lead the councils internal audit, counter fraud and risk management objectives. The key objective for this role is to manage and reduce the fraud and corruption exposure for all of the council’s services and entities attached to LBBD. You will lead to team of 14 consisting of Counter Fraud Officers, Risk Management professionals and Insurance and Assurance Officers

You will be a proven Assurance leader with full CCAB qualifications. It would be beneficial for you to understand intimately how finance functions operate strategically in a local government setting. You will need to have a comprehensive knowledge of Assurance and Risk at a strategic level. You will be experienced in providing sound leadership and advice in all matters relating to Assurance and Risk. There is an opportunity to review and implement significant change in how Assurance is managed across the authority so experience in in creating new frameworks across assurance, fraud and risk is welcome.

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To find out more information please contact:
Becky Frost on 02038492695 / becky.frost@penna.com
Andrew Barton on 07528677791 / andrew.barton@penna.com

To make a formal application please visit www.therightteam.co.uk

Closing date – 13th August 2018