Location Morden, accessible from Northern and District line and the tramline
Salary £34,209 – £45,834 plus excellent benefits and flexible working
Merton has an ambition to become London’s best Council and need excellent people to help us get there. This is a key role within the Resources Department and offers an excellent opportunity to make a positive contribution to help us achieve our ambition.
The London Borough of Merton, situated in South West London, covers commercial centres such as Mitcham, Morden and Wimbledon. The population of the borough is over 200,000. The council has a net revenue budget of £164m in 21/22 and employs over 5000 staff. 18% of the borough is open space with over 65 parks including Wimbledon and Mitcham Commons. Merton plays host to one of the world’s most famous sporting events – the Wimbledon fortnight held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
The post will be part of the Budget Management team.
The main responsibilities of this post will be: To prepare robust and prudent budgets for income and expenditure in accordance with corporate guidance and in line with the council’s budget setting timetable. To work closely with service managers, advising and supporting them in monitoring their budgets accurately to facilitate reporting and decision making; and to carry out year end duties contributing to the closing of accounts process
The Senior Accountant post would be well suited to a fully/part CCAB or AAT qualified accountant looking for an opportunity to progress their career, with scope to develop their experience in a range of areas including supporting shared and outsourced services. To succeed in the role, you will need the ability to act on your own initiative and work under pressure. You should also be a solid team player with the ability to prioritise to meet tight deadlines. Good communication skills are essential as a key part of the role is to support and train service managers with their budgets and develop relationships with them to secure timely information and enhanced understanding of financial issues. You are likely to have experience of public sector finance as well as strong numeracy and literacy skills.