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Accountancy and Business Change Manager

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£49.827 - £52.866
Closing date
6 Aug 2021

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Position Overview:

An opportunity has arisen within our Accountancy Business Partnership Service for an Accountancy Business Change Manager. Reporting to the Head of Accounting and Business Change – HAS/CS, this role is one of a number of staff that manage the Accountancy Business Partnership Services at an operational level. It is widely known that both Health and Adults and Children Services face significant challenges going forward. In 2018/19, Greenwich Council addressed this challenge (through the Budget Recovery Board) by agreeing that both departments should undergo an end to end whole system review. As a result of this process, a team of continuous improvement specialists (Newton Europe), have been appointed to deliver a comprehensive change program. Their work with Health and Adults has finished now, and their work with CS is currently underway. As well as working with Newton, Finance and IT colleagues, this role will involve working with each service and their respective performance contacts, to implement and deliver the savings opportunities identified. It is envisaged that once embedded within both departments, this methodology for change, shall be adopted throughout the Council.

Both the Forward Thinking (HAS) and Building Better Outcomes Together (BBOT)(CS) programs, involve identifying better ways of working, along with improved service provision and greater client choice and independence. Amongst other things, this role will involve:

Main Duties

  • Reviewing Newton scope and delivery information
  • Working alongside Newton Europe, the Services (inc Performance), Finance and IT colleagues
  • to create a model for joined-up Finance and Performance information (Bridging Models), which can then be used to support practice improvement across HAS/CS departments.
  • in the creation of KPI’s in order to measure and track activity changes (as well as model lag in invoicing and investigate system discrepancies) at the earliest stage possible and monitor activity against KPI’s.
  • to implement data-driven budget monitoring, projecting and setting.
  •  in the development of an MTFS tracker

Who we are looking for:

We are keen to hear from experienced managers that have the relevant management experience identified in Management Standards Level 2 (included in recruitment pack), who are highly motivated and committed to providing an excellent and proactive service in line with statutory and operational deadlines.

It is essential that you have extensive work experience of managing change and driving efficiency and supporting strategic decision making through analysis, performance reporting and challenge.

You will have excellent communication skills and effective time management skills, being able to work under pressure with minimum supervision.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please send a brief statement saying why you are interested in the role and what skills, knowledge and ability you are able to demonstrate, making you the right person to fill this position.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Carolyn Knowles;     07805369090  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

DBS: This role requires a Basic DBS.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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