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Deputy Financial Controller

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Job Title: Deputy Financial Controller

Salary Range: £46,014 - £58,893

Permanent Full Time

Location: Wandsworth

Despite the financial pressures facing all councils, Richmond and Wandsworth are focused on protecting front line services for residents and delivering on promised commitments.  Wandsworth is proud to have committed £15m to a Cost-of-Living Fund to support residents throughout the crisis and Richmond is embarking on the long-awaited redevelopment of Twickenham Riverside.   

Objective of role  

Your role will be reporting to the corporate centre with responsibility for overseeing both routine and more complex finance functions.  This will include providing scrutiny and challenge and technical financial support to the Adult Social Care and Public Health Division and the Children’s Services Division.

About the role 

You will assist the Financial Controller in maintaining the financial stability of both of our organisations for the future, supporting strategic projects, providing management information, and monitoring and setting revenue and capital budgets to meet the key priorities of both Councils.

You will develop effective and efficient financial and administrative systems to ensure that the service department can fulfil its financial responsibilities, including adhering to the system controls and procedures in place, and providing a professional and effective financial administration and support service.

No two days in finance are the same, you’ll be joining a supportive integrated team that offers the opportunity to develop and learn new skills as different challenges present themselves.

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • CCAB qualified or have relevant experience in an accounting role in local government.  
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to maintaining and improving the quality of services provided.
  • Experience of providing advice to secure effective delivery and value for money across the entire organisation and communicate complex financial issues to all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise tasks to deliver on service goals and ambitions is a must.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 28th July 2024

Shortlisting Date: W/C 29th July 2024

Interview Date: W/C 12th August 2024

Useful Information

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.   

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan.  

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils


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