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Senior Financial Analyst - Children and Young People

Hays A&F
England, London
£62,748 - £66,156 plus benefits below
Closing date
Jun 29, 2024

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Job Role
Management Accountant
Public Administration & Regulation
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, CIMA: Not qualified

Job Details

Your new organisation
This is a great time to join the finance team at London Borough of Brent. You will work with an outstanding leadership team and will join a highly committed and innovative team who are dedicated to building on their performance. Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make-up.

Your new role
Supporting the Children and Young Peoples' (CYP) department, you will be specifically responsible for setting the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) budgets and will support other CYP services.
You will provide business partnering support to budget holders and you will also work effectively with external stakeholders.

This post will lead on key statutory returns to DFE/ ESFA, plans and reports to Schools Forum and the Council. Managing a small team, you will be able to set clear objectives and will be effective in developing the team's skills and knowledge to ensure that budget holders and other stakeholders, including schools and Schools Forum, receive a great service.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a qualified accountant and will ideally have local authority schools and education finance experience. You will have previous experience of managing teams and be comfortable setting clear objectives and timelines as well as developing the team's skills and knowledge.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are vital as the role involves report writing and presentation of reports.

What you'll get in returnFlexible working options are available. Hybrid working - 2 days, rising to 3 days in the office

Benefits include;

  • Competitive salary
  • The opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlements starting from 27 days' holiday a year
  • A full range of family friendly policies, including generous maternity and paternity entitlements and childcare schemes
  • Flexible working patterns, including hybrid working
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Good travel links in and out of Wembley and a range of cost-saving travel schemes
  • Access to My Brent Rewards, our dedicated website for staff with big brand discounts and local offers
  • Work at the outstanding state-of-the-art Brent Civic Centre

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