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Our Roles

In April 2017 the London Borough of Sutton and the Royal Borough of Kingston launched an exciting new Shared Finance Service. We have recently changed our structure to reflect new demands on our team, and that has generated a number of new and exciting opportunities for creative ambitious people to join our team.

 

Our ambition is to ‘Add Value, Inspire Success’. We are seeking individuals with the ambition, drive, and capabilities to help us realise this ambition. We are looking for senior leaders who can inspire their colleagues, positively promote and represent the finance service, drive digital innovation across the finance service and work collaboratively with stakeholders to drive further improvements.

 

We set the bar high - we have recently been shortlisted for a Public Finance award for Alternative Service Delivery Model of the Year - but provide a supportive and nurturing environment in which you can take your career forwards and realise your potential. If you are up for the challenge and ready to join our journey, read more about our opportunities below.

For more details on how to apply, please click here.

Head of Financial Reporting and Control

Grade 11 - £65,367 - £78,468 per annum (£82,391 unconsolidated maximum, achievable through performance-related progression)

Full-time post (36 hours per week)

Permanent contract

Location - Sutton Civic Centre and Kingston Guildhall

This role is responsible for leading the technical accounting function across both Kingston and Sutton councils. You will lead a team responsible for strong financial stewardship and the integrity of our financial records, delivering high quality statutory Accounts and external reporting. You will also oversee the financial systems and control functions, ensuring innovative use of digital tools enhances and streamlines our offer to stakeholders.

 

To succeed in this role you will need to be an expert technical accountant comfortable leading year end closing and accounting activities for revenue and capital budgets. You will understand how Councils manage and develop core income streams from Council Tax and Business Rates, and will have the capability to work effectively with other departments to provide strong control and monitoring over these areas of funding. You will be confident in your abilities to build effective working relationships with senior officers and external partners, and lead by example in promoting a working culture that reflects our values.

Strategic Finance Business Partner

Grade 10 - £48,492 - £56,682 per annum (£58,779 unconsolidated maximum, achievable through performance-related progression)

Full-time (36 hours per week)

Permanent contract

Location - Primarily Sutton Civic Offices or Kingston Guildhall Offices

We’re looking for a number of Strategic Finance Business Partners to join our Financial Planning & Business Partnering teams, with opportunities based in either Sutton or Kingston. 

 

The Strategic Finance Business Partners will be allocated to a service directorate and responsible for providing support, advice and constructive challenge to services in that part of the Council. You will work closely with the Director and Assistant Directors to identify and mitigate financial risks, to develop sustainable financial plans that enable delivery of corporate objectives, and to provide bespoke finance support that adds value and inspires success. 

 

To succeed in the role you will have significant business partnering experience that you can draw on to quickly become a trusted partner and critical friend to your allocated services. You will be confident using your emotional intelligence to influence discussions and shape strategic decision making, taking responsibility for the achievement of corporate and service objectives. You will lead by example to embed our values and act as part of the Senior Leadership tier of the finance service to develop a collaborative, joined up, finance team.

 

We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have experience and knowledge of Adult Social Care, or Environment, Housing and Regeneration (EHR) services. We currently have opportunities to support Adult Social Care and Health teams in Kingston, and EHR teams in Sutton.

HRA Finance Manager

Grade 10 - £48,492 - £56,682 per annum (£58,779 unconsolidated maximum, achievable through performance-related progression)

Full-time (36 hours per week)

Permanent contract

Location - Sutton Civic Offices and Kingston Guildhall Offices

This role is to provide specialist advice, accounting, financial challenge and guidance for the Housing Revenue Account at Kingston. It will also have responsibility for providing client side oversight on behalf of the S151 Officer to the Sutton HRA, which is managed by the finance team within Sutton Housing Partnership. You will work as part of the Commercial Finance and Investments team to develop a centre of expertise for HRA finance including capacity to deliver commercially sound financial modelling as part of our business planning.

 

To succeed in this role you will be an HRA expert with detailed knowledge and experience of supporting the Housing Landlord function at a similar sized authority. You will be comfortable acting as a business partner and have the technical capabilities to develop robust long term financial forecasts and sustainable budget plans. You will be an excellent communicator who is able to work collaboratively with senior officers and Councillors to develop Housing strategies and achieve corporate and service objectives. You will lead by example to embed our values and act as part of the Senior Leadership tier of the finance service to develop a collaborative, joined up, finance team.

The Shared Finance Service is a well regarded and innovative team of professionals with high ambitions for the future.
If you think you have the technical skills and personal motivation to meet the demands of these roles we want to hear from you.