This is a Senior Finance Officer role within Environment and Leisure Traded Services, which consists of Pest Control Services and Asset Management Services.
About the Team:
Pest Control provide a range of services including, dealing with rodents such as mice, rats and squirrels; infestations associated with cockroaches, ants, SPIs, bed bugs, etc, bird work , and so on. They have a staff team of approximately 35 and a cost base in 2019-20 of c£1.8M.
Asset Management deliver a range of street based electrical works including lighting and electric vehicle charge points; plus metalworks such as garage doors; across both revenue and capital budgets. They have a staff team of approximately 40 and a cost base in 2019-20 of c£6.3M.
The role is designed to assist with the production of financial and management reporting information for Pest Control Services and Asset Management Services within the Environment and Leisure Department. Such activity is currently undertaken utilising limited resource and as such the two service areas are missing a key finance focused resource. There is currently not the resource within the service or the departmental finance team to undertake the duties that this Grade 10 post will be required to deliver.
The role is very much hands on. A key aspect involves accessing information across a diverse range of financial and management reporting information systems and consolidating it into recognised reporting formats in a timely, efficient and effective manner.
You will be liaising with service/delivery managers delivering a variety of programs. They will have differing levels of financial competency. Part of your responsibility will be to make sure they have a better understanding of the budgets they are responsible for, and that the associated reporting is consistent, complete, timely and compliant with organisational standards.
The Senior Finance Officer post will be supporting the reporting and monitoring of the Pest Control and Asset Management Services budgets only.
Over and above the information contained in the job description and person specification, it is important that whoever is appointed has the following attributes – they must be a self-starter in the sense that support will be provided, but a number of the finance processes are not properly documented. As such, they will need to get to grips with the associated feeder systems –predominantly confirm and i-world – and understand how they interface with the management reporting systems – SAP and whether the interfaces are automated or manual.
The individual must be comfortable with liaising with trades based staff and potentially working in depot based locations once covid restrictions are no longer in place.
The individual must have an understanding of trading accounts, job costing and business process review from a building repairs perspective.
Please contact Derrick Tawiah on email: Derrick.Tawiah@southwark.gov.uk
If you are interested in applying for this role, please complete the online application form and detail your suitability for the role, by using the Personal Specification to highlight your skills for the shortlisting criteria. The Person Specification can be found at the bottom of this page under attachments.
9 Months Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date: 14 March 2021
Interview: 24 March 2021
*Please note, we reserve the right to close applications prior to the closing date indicated above - please apply as soon as possible - we look forward to receiving your application.
(COVID-19) - information for job applicants Southwark Council are following the most recent Government guidelines surrounding Corona virus. During this period, we still look forward to receiving your application and if successful, we will be conducting interviews remotely via video link. Details will be confirmed via email, if successful.