Senior Accountant - Resources and Commercial Finance

Michael Page
West Midlands, Solihull
£46000 - £53000 per annum
06 May 2021
13 May 2021
JN -052021-2571354
Jane Bagni
Job role
Public sector
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

The Resources, SCH & Commercial Finance team provide financial support to the Resources Directorate within the council and SCH - the Council's Arms-Length Management Organisation responsible for managing the Council's housing stock.

Client Details

My clients is a large public sector organisation undergoing change and growth


This role will work closely with the Finance Manager to manage a small team in supporting the diverse range of services that make up the Resources Directorate for example Income & Awards, Strategic Land, ICT, Property Services and HR as well as providing some support to the Housing Revenue Account. On a day-to-day basis this role will be required to provide financial support directly to the Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive.

  • Deputise for the Finance Manager role
  • Line management responsibility for a number of team members within the wider finance teams.
  • Acting as the Finance Lead in the delivery of specific programmes, service improvement plans and finance led projects, such as Oracle Cloud implementation and Workforce Planning and Visioning.
  • Providing financial support to the teams. liaising extensively with Chief Officers, Heads of Service, members of the Directorate Leadership Team and Budget Holders.
  • Leading the production of financial monitoring, forecasting and budgeting information, for both revenue and capital, including work resulting from the impact of COVID-19 on the Directorate finances.
  • Involvement in the whole financial cycle process including year-end and budget setting at a detailed Directorate level.
  • Helping to deliver a challenging savings, transformation and investment agenda, and ensure compliance with Financial Regulations.


  • Current full membership of CCAB or CIMA with evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Advanced financial management and accounting skills
  • Ideally Local Government experience
  • Experience of managing a financial team and working closely with other teams to deliver tangible outcomes.

Job Offer

£46,845 - £53,006 dependent on experience plus

  • Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year and agile / remote working arrangements
  • The opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme - a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme

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