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Senior Accountant - Tower Hamlets Council

Job Title: Senior Accountant - Tower Hamlets Council
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Tower Hamlets
Salary: £30 per hour
REF: NYKLH01032021
Contact Name: Nanayaw Kyeremeh
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

Job Description

London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council - Senior Accountant

Location: Town Hall, Mulberry Place, Tower Hamlets, London, E14 2BG

Contract: Initial three-month contract with possible further extension.

Hours: Full Time 35 Hours a Week – 9:00am to 5:00pm – Monday to Friday

Payrate: £30 an Hour

Role Purpose:

Tower Hamlets offers the best of London in one borough. A place of opportunity that is at the heart of the UK economy, boasts some of the capital’s biggest attractions and has one of the most culturally rich populations in the country. 

We have one of the UK’s fastest expanding economies and the fastest growing population with almost half of our residents aged between 20 and 39.

Our challenge is to manage this growth in a sustainable way so that we see improvements in the lives of all our residents, along with the environment around us.

The council is meeting the challenge by transforming the way it operates in order to deliver better outcomes for our residents with the money we have. 

Come join our finance team and make a positive contribution to these improvements.

We are recruiting a Temporary Senior Accountant to join the Health, Adults and Communities Finance Team.

The successful candidate would ideally have (or be in the final stage of studying for) a CCAB or CIMA qualification and previous experience in Adult Social Care and Public Health finance.   

Key Responsibilities:

Support resource planning for the directorate, assessing the implications of service proposals, providing financial modelling and analysis of service options for projects and initiatives.

Manage the provision of financial support to the directorate in forecasting both in-year and future year income and expenditure, ensuring these are accurate, appropriate and are supported through activity and performance analysis.

Support the management, development and updating of the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS) and annual budget to ensure that it supports the outcomes set out in the Council’s Strategic Plan.

Lead on working with Divisional Directors to support the development of solutions to immediate budgetary issues, and the resulting implementation from a financial perspective.

Preparation of reports for, and liaison with, Cabinet, subcommittees and boards, internal and external audit, regulators and government departments.

Assist with closing of accounts and associated duties including reconciliations of grants, expenditure, income, accruals and preparation of documents for auditors.

Assist the Head of Strategic Finance Health, Adults and Communities with any other associated projectwork.

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Nana Kyeremeh on 0208 514 9137 or Email