Senior Finance Analyst
An excellent opportunity....
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Finance Analysts at Brent are expected to take responsibility for key activities such as:
Reporting to the Finance Business Partner for the Service within the Function
Providing analytical support to the relevant business leadership team to help monitor and drive business performance.
A role in the provision of management information to support decision making, and in all aspects of financial management/control of the business area.
Provide concise and relevant management information to business leadership and key stakeholders to supplement the management information provided centrally to them or available to them from the online systems.
Working with the Business Finance Partner on all financial aspects of business planning, budgeting and regular forecasting.
Liaise with the Finance Administration Team and the business to ensure accurate time recording, prompt billing, adequate provisioning and timely debt collection are being achieved.
Work with the Finance Business Partner to ensure that appropriate processes and controls are adhered to within the business and communicated as appropriate. Provide ad hoc training as necessary.
Candidates should preferably be CCAB qualified. Suitable post qualification experience in a large and complex organisation is desirable, and although relevant experience with another public sector organisation is likely to be an advantage we're always interested in candidates who can demonstrate transferable skills from other sectors.
Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work with colleagues at all levels and experience of managing complex stakeholder relationships.
Individuals should be driven and motivated with strong financial reporting and analytical experience.
Full details are provided in the attached job description and person specification.
Closing Date: 22 April 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Standard’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.