Salary: £53,897 - £65,350
Job Grade: Level 5 Zone 2
Work Location: Unit 1B, Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, London, N17 9LJ with opportunity for home/remote working
Hours per week: 36
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 11th December 2022, 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion
Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.
Employed by the London Borough of Camden the Senior Finance Manager will be based in North London Waste Authority (NLWA), serving Camden and six other north London boroughs.
About the role
The finance team play in a significant role in ensuring the smooth running of the Authority, which has an operating budget of £77 million and a multi-year capital programme of £1.2billion. The Senior Finance Manager role will shape our service delivery to budget holders by shaping financial policies across the Authority, driving innovation and value for money.
Responsibilities are diverse and include leading the management of the Authority’s financial systems, ensuring that support systems are reconciled and well maintained and prepare final accounts (including group accounts) and the Whole of Government Accounts, in accordance with relevant legislation and accounting frameworks. This will be achieved through collaborative working with the wider Finance team and with key stakeholders in the London Borough of Camden and the Authority’s subsidiary company, LondonEnergy Ltd.
The Senior Finance Manager will take the lead to ensure that finance processes run smoothly, overseeing, and ensuring compliance with the Authority’s financial and contract standing orders, Scheme of Delegation, in consultation with the Director of Corporate Services and/or the Financial Adviser.
The postholder will be responsible for the preparation of the Authority’s annual accounts, for planning the timetable to ensure that deadlines are met and to communicate this to budget holders and other key staff to ensure that all financial and non-financial inputs are provided in a timely manner. The postholder will also lead on the production of the statement of accounts, ensuring that information from the subsidiary company is fully incorporated to that the group statements are complete and accurate.
The annual audit of the financial statements will be a key responsibility and the Senior Finance Manager will lead on the relationship with the external auditor, ensuring that questions are responded to promptly with sufficient information to provide a comprehensive answer.
The Authority is transitioning to being the owner of a number of infrastructure assets. The Senior Finance Manager will lead the finance workstream and ensure that these new assets are fully integrated into the fixed asset register, that they are correctly reflected and componentised in the financial statements, take responsibility to ensure that the implementation of a new asset management system provides all of the information required to support the inclusion of the assets in the financial statements.
You will hold a CCAB qualification (desirable) or have equivalent experience
Experience of preparing financial statements and be able to work with Senior managers within the Authority to provide reports and financial advice and have knowledge and understanding of Local Government statutory financial reporting requirements and financial frameworks.
You will be able to develop work-plans and timetables and communicate the deadlines to others to ensure that your timetables are adhered to.
You will have the ability to oversee the management of key financial systems and accounting records in order that regular, comprehensive monitoring and reconciliation takes place to minimise the risk of error or fraud and maximise cash flow in order to minimise the external borrowing requirement.
You will have the experience to review processes and procedures within a financial setting and ensure that they provide best practice and minimise the risk of fraud, as well as the ability to interpret financial information and data and apply logic and judgement.
You will have effective communication, influencing and presentation skills, and be able to develop and deliver financial training programmes for staff to improve their financial understanding.
You will have a good knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
For more information regarding this role please refer to the job profile.
Our mission is to preserve resources and the environment for future generations by exemplary planning, innovation and communication in managing north London’s waste.
We serve two million residents in seven boroughs and run communications and engagement campaigns to help them reduce their rubbish and recycle more. We campaign for government and industry action to reduce unnecessary single-use items, encourage reuse and repair and promote effective recycling.
To help tackle the climate emergency and to prevent rubbish going to landfill, we are building the greenest Energy Recovery Facility in the country and modern recycling facilities at the Edmonton EcoPark, through the North London Heat and Power Project.
Working for NLWA
The post-holder will work for NLWA and be based at NLWA’s office in Tottenham Hale but be employed by London Borough of Camden through whom NLWA staff are employed. The North London Heat and Power Project is located at Edmonton EcoPark.
Working for Camden
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At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.
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Inclusion and Diversity
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