Delivering quality and excellent service
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.
The Assistant Accountant will be working in the Corporate Finance team either using the councils Income Management System to allocate income, and using Oracle to reconcile Bank statements, or supporting the system accounting function by performing reconciliations, and keeping financial systems up to date.
Reporting directly to the Senior Finance Analyst, the successful candidates will have direct responsibility for some areas of this work, and be assisting the team for other areas.
We are looking for a highly motivated and confident candidate with extensive experience and knowledge of local government funding and reconciliations. The candidate will have ideally worked within a finance environment and is fully proficient in MS Excel, Word and financial systems. Someone who is able to communicate effectively and clearly with staff and external stakeholders.
Candidates will ideally have the following: AAT qualified or equivalent experience/qualifications.
Closing Date: 24 April 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
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 ‘Basic’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.