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  • Job reference: Fin51
  • Location: Ilford, London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Finance
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are recruiting for 3 Group Accountants to work in Ilford Essex within the Council. These are permanent contracts working full time Monday to Friday 9-5.

Salary £51,540 to £54,597

Plus a £4,500 Market Supplement

We offer £250 referral bonus for any successful candidate you refer

Information about our client:
Our client is currently looking to further develop their finance team in order to ensure their organisational development is successful and supported in their long-term development. This is a significant undertaking for the council and will prove to be an interesting and exciting environment where innovation and development will be greatly appreciated and encouraged.

The Group Accountant will act as a principal point of contact and support a portfolio of service managers, providing effective support and challenge to these senior colleagues within the Council, and work in support of the heads of finance business partnering.

Two of the roles will support the People Directorate, working alongside colleagues in Children's and Adults.

The third will support the Communities Directorate

Responsibilities will include
* Delivering financial management services to a range of Council service areas.
* Provide a professional lead within the Finance Service
* Provide high quality financial services to senior stakeholders across all service areas
* Supporting the statutory accounts process and delivery of the Council's statement of accounts and associated financial returns
* Provide effective management of a team in the Finance Service
* Support the Head of Business Partnering providing input to the development of business strategy and plans.

Key attributes:
* CCAB/CIMA qualified or significant experience of working at senior level in a finance team within a large and complex organisation
* Experience of financial management in a large and complex organisation
* Experience of financial modelling
* Understanding of the local authority legislative framework in relating to financial reporting and accounting.

Benefits of Service Care Solutions
*Access to the latest Finance roles Countrywide
*Single point of contact Consultants
*Temporary and Permanent vacancy's
*£250 Training allowance
*Exceptional Referral Bonus

Please do take advantage of our referral Bonus £250 for any successful candidate you refer

If you are interested please send a CV to or call on 01772 208953