Introduction from Homira Javadi

I’m Homira Javadi and the Chief Finance Officer here at Lewes and Eastbourne councils. On this page you will find details about vacancies that we currently have in our Financial Services. You will also find additional information available on the other pages of this site to provide you with an early insight about our councils and about the great benefits you will have should you be successful in your application for our roles.

My management team and I are very fortunate to have a committed and experienced team of finance professionals supporting us in our journey of continuous improvement and value driven services and look forward to welcoming you to our team to be part of this amazing experience.

If you’re interested in applying for one of our roles and you think you have the skills, experience and positive attitude that we are looking for, then we’d love to hear from you. 

I wish you every success in your application.

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Homira Javadi, Chief Finance Officer

Roles in Finance

Title: Principal Accountant (HRA)
Grade: Band G
Salary:
Hours: 37 hours a week
Contract: Permanent

Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils have a well established and progressive partnership: two sovereign councils each with a unique identity and a shared vision of the future. Through joining our workforces and fostering a modern collaborative culture, we are serving our residents in a more customer-focused and cost-effective way. And that has never been more important. As we emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic, we’re determined to achieve the very best for our communities – driving a Recovery and Reset journey that touches everyone who works and lives here.

Joining our team, you’ll be our HRA financial expert and manage our Business Plan. You’ll oversee financial reporting and budgeting relating to all aspects of Housing, including investment and development, and rent setting processes. From monitoring political, economic, social and technical contexts and their impact on Housing, to supporting strategic decision-making and contributing to operational plans, you’ll be pivotal to our efficiency and effectiveness.

Preferably a CCAB qualified accountant, you’ll have considerable experience of Local Government and Housing Finance and exceptional communication and management skills. An adaptable approach and openness to new ideas will be essential too.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact Andrew Barton at Penna – Andrew.barton@penna.com or T: +44 (0)7922 386 432.

Principal Accountant (HRA) job description

Title: Principal Accountant (Trading Companies)
Grade: Band G
Salary:
Hours: 37 hours a week
Contract: Permanent

Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils have a well established and progressive partnership: two sovereign councils each with a unique identity and a shared vision of the future. Through joining our workforces and fostering a modern collaborative culture, we are serving our residents in a more customer-focused and cost-effective way. And that has never been more important. As we emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic, we’re determined to achieve the very best for our communities – driving a Recovery and Reset journey that touches everyone who works and lives here.

Your role here will be to lead on the development of our financial accounting service for a number of council companies – covering a wide range of services and entrepreneurial activities. You’ll oversee statutory accounts, budgets and business plans, and work closely with budget managers to monitor and support them. To be successful, you’ll need considerable experience in a commercial environment and strong technical skills. Preferable a CCAB qualified accountant, your communication skills and innovative thinking will really set you apart.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact Andrew Barton at Penna – Andrew.barton@penna.com or T: +44 (0)7922 386 432.

Principal Accountant (Trading Companies) job description

Title: Principal Accountant (Financial Reporting)
Grade: Band G
Salary:
Hours: 37 hours a week
Contract: Permanent

Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils have a well established and progressive partnership: two sovereign councils each with a unique identity and a shared vision of the future. Through joining our workforces and fostering a modern collaborative culture, we are serving our residents in a more customer-focused and cost-effective way. And that has never been more important. As we emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic, we’re determined to achieve the very best for our communities – driving a Recovery and Reset journey that touches everyone who works and lives here.

Joining our team, you’ll take a lead on Financial Accounting – overseeing capital and asset accounting, finance, production of statements, and treasury management. You’ll help us establish innovative new ways of delivering services and ensure the very highest levels of technical expertise across the organisation. Preferably a CCAB qualified accountant, you’ll have considerable experience of public sector finance and exceptional communication and management skills. An adaptable approach and openness to new ideas will be essential too.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact Andrew Barton at Penna – Andrew.barton@penna.com or T: +44 (0)7922 386 432.

Principal Accountant (Financial Reporting) job description