Senior Investment Accountant
Senior Investment Accountant Salary range: £47,015- £52,916 per annum + excellent benefits Hours: hours per week Contract: Permanent About Us The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration. Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together. This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031. Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands. This new role will truly have an impact on the whole of our region. About the Role We are looking for a Senior Investment Accountant to provide excellent financial guidance to the Combined Authority. The objectives of the role will be to aid delivery of the WMCA Investment Programme and help to shape new agreements with central Government as the WMCA looks to the future to address the needs of its residents. The successful applicant will be a commercially astute, qualified accountant with a strong analytical skill set. The ability to critique and influence investment proposals received by the Combined Authority is essential as well as an ability to hold the overall picture on the financial strategy, understanding how internal and external factors influence the affordability of the investment programmes. You will be confident leading and developing initiatives which will bring additional funding into the Combined Authority. As such, an understanding about Local Authority financing would be a distinct advantage for any potential candidate, including business rates retention and related or innovative funding mechanisms. In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits. We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently under-represented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application. A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted. Closing Date: 20 September 2019 Interview date: Week commencing 01 October 2019 We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.