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Assistant Finance Manager

Job Title: Assistant Finance Manager
Salary: £37,010 to £40,818 (inc of local weighting)
Closing Date: 5 November 2018 at midnight

Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council are supported by a shared finance service.
About Watford Borough Council

Watford is an urban borough in South West Hertfordshire; The borough has excellent transport links with mainline rail connections to London. Watford is the centre of a sub region serving around 500,000 people living within a 20 minute travelling time catchment. As part of the London commuter belt Watford is strongly influenced by London which brings the benefits of a buoyant economy.

At a glance

  • £1.4bn local investment happening – mix of public and private funding
  • 5 major development and regeneration projects happening
  • 3500 registered businesses
  • Higher than average working age population
  • Skilled workforce
  • Affordable local housing market
  • Home to many major international head offices

About Three Rivers District Council

Three Rivers District in South West Hertfordshire straddles the north west corner of the M25 on the edge of Greater London. The district is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns. The area has a diverse range of sectors and businesses and is a centre for the film industry with Warner Brothers at Leavesden forming part of a studio cluster along with Elstree and Pinewood is a short drive away.

At a glance

  • 700 historic assets and 22 conservation areas, 77% of the district is in the Green Belt
  • 1,914 NNDR registered businesses with the economy providing 39,000 jobs
  • Very low crime rate
  • Area to benefit from major development and housing projects including Croxley Rail link and the Watford Health Campus
  • The district ranks highly for business registrations and start ups with a highly skilled and trained workforce, high employment levels with GVA and weekly earnings above average

The Role

The role of assistant finance manager is one of three at this grade and this particular role is working within the Financial Planning and Analysis team, which is responsible for the annual budget setting process, budget monitoring, business case analysis and management accounting services (at each Council).  Duties also include supporting the annual closing of the accounts and system support to the Councils’ ledgers.   

More details are available on the attached job description and person specification.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an ambitious qualified/passed finalist or part-qualified accountant or senior accounting technician (AAT Technician or equivalent) to work within a busy team supporting two councils in South West Hertfordshire.   Local government accounting experience is desirable but not essential.

More details are available on the attached job description and person specification.

A Disclosure Scotland check/ DBS enhanced check will be carried out for this post

Please note, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to inform all applicants as to whether or not they have been shortlisted. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

An application pack for this position can be downloaded from the panel to the right of this advert.

Completed applications should be emailed to the Shared HR Service for Watford Borough and Three Rivers District Council jobs@watford.gov.uk or returned to Human Resources at Watford Town Hall.

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