The Extraordinary story of Tiffeny’s powerful voice.
At Westminster City Council, we don’t just listen to the voices and experiences of our residents – we listen to our people too. Tiffeny is a single mum whose young son has ADHD and before joining our team, she never thought she’d find a job that gave her flexibility and freedom to support her son’s needs. As a neurodivergent woman herself, she also never expected to be part of a team that not only supports her needs, but actively celebrates them – where people encourage her to be her true self. And that’s what she found here at the City of Westminster.
Working as an Engagement Officer within the Corporate Property team means that she gets to meet people from all walks of life within the community supporting the development of positive change, especially being the voice for young people where it matters – in education, training, or employment. Her experiences and her amazing ability to relate to others means that within the first few months of joining our team, she’d already made a huge impact on things like accessibility in the Borough. Tiffeny feels heard and that’s because we know how important it is to listen.
As a Finance Officer in our Corporate Property team, you can make your own powerful contribution.
You’ll be supporting budget holders and ‘Heads of’ across multiple teams to ensure they have the right financial data and analysis to support their goals and targets across the year. Working closely with the Corporate Property Finance team cost centre managers you’ll provide teams with vital data and insights to inform their budget strategies.
In addition to forecasting, you’ll assist with year-end actuals and perform process checks to guarantee financial documents are completed to a high level of accuracy. You’ll also be raising and placing purchase orders for capital works and contracted soft services, in addition to providing support with service charges and recharges, and the processing of invoices for contactors.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
We’re looking for someone with great analytical skills who shows high attention to detail and accuracy. Ideally, you’ll have experience using accounting systems such as SAP and be proficient in Excel as you’ll be working with high volumes of data from multiple sources and you’ll be expected to accurately input, process, and manipulate this data into financial databases.
You’ll need to see beyond the numbers and data, providing teams with clear insights and feedback in a format that makes sense to them. Sometimes you’ll be expected to present these insights directly to stakeholders, so you must be comfortable with relaying complex data outcomes to a variety of audiences and confident in your ability to make recommendations that help us achieve our business goals.
What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents: a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.
We want Westminster to be a place where you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards. By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.
At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including B.A.ME (Black, Asian and Multiple Ethnic backgrounds), LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.
Contact details for an informal discussion: Jimmy Maravala, Property Transformation Manager via email at firstname.lastname@example.org