We are looking for professionals who engage with big questions, think for themselves and are willing to learn new skills and take ownership by suggesting and trying new ways of doing things.
We have a variety of career pathways within the finance department:
- Technical accountants
- Business partners
- Financial modellers
- Officers managing large financial investments
- Managing loans
- Tax specialists
What you can expect when working in the finance team
Interesting and challenging projects
The scale and breadth of our capital projects:
- Meridian Water - creating 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs, transforming an underused industrial area
- Joyce and Snell’s - regenerating 2 council estates and creating around 2,000 additional sustainable and energy efficient homes aimed at Enfield residents
- Subsidiary companies - Energetik and Housing Gateway Limited
You will be empowered to ask and suggest solutions to big strategic questions. Together, we will adapt our capital programme to the new economic environment while growing the energy and innovation that has benefitted Enfield up to now.
You will be joining us at a key pivotal moment - your analysis and advice will change the direction of projects and leave a legacy for Enfield residents.
We will invest in you
We invest in developing the team skills that define a modern finance department. For example, heads of service in the Directorate are currently being supported with leadership coaching. Members of the capital finance team are also enrolled in a programme that develops our financial modelling and data visualisation skills.
A unique culture and 'our way' of working
The senior management team is supportive, kind and collaborative with a no blame culture (we do not get things right all of the time). We are also not afraid of a healthy challenge.
- You will join an existing high-performing, dynamic team
- All our roles are open to applications for part-time working
- We offer flexible working arrangements
Our vision for the finance team
Our vision for the capital and pension team is that we are:
- problem solving - we anticipate and work together to solve financial challenges
- modern - we develop our skills, processes and systems to define a modern local authority finance department
- focusing on the fundamentals - we do not believe that a finance department ever outgrows the need to focus and continuously improve on the ‘basics’, such as, robust budgets, solid data and smooth processes
The Graduate Finance Trainee scheme is part of the professional training framework for finance and is open to all ages. The scheme is usually a 4-year programme, combining formal studies for a professional qualification, with office-based placements.
Our graduate programme is a little different to the other local authorities. We give you the option of starting by studying for a financial modelling and data visualisation certificate before going on to CIPFA. This will give you a modern set of skills and set you apart from all other CIPFA graduate trainees, setting you up for faster career progression.
We offer our trainees:
- a fast career progression - we had 5 internal promotions in the finance team over the last year alone
- training and skills - opportunities for external courses and seminars related to your current work demands
- personal development - regular contact with senior management to discuss progression opportunities
- network and community - a well-developed graduate programme with lots of support from other graduates going through the same process
- a council-wide Young Professional Network, and senior staff who have an eye on your progress and development
- day release to attend classes
- full funding for the qualification
- a workplace mentor
- annual rotations to experience a full financial year cycle
- annual pay increments
- pay progression based on performance and completion of qualifications
Graduates can choose to work at Enfield on the assessment centre day.
See Graduate Finance Trainee scheme for more information.
For more details of the CIPFA qualification, visit CIPFA.
To apply for the graduate scheme, visit Finance the Future.
"In my 2 years at Enfield I have been constantly challenged with a wide variety of projects that have had a real impact on the community - between working on government grants, library services and analysing trends in Adult Social Care." - Ian, third year graduate.