This is a key leadership role within the Council, taking on statutory responsibility as the Deputy S151 Officer and leading a wide portfolio of services, that includes:
- Finance Business Partners
- Payroll and Exchequer
- Procurement (shared with Hertsmere and East Herts councils)
You can expect to play an involved role in the core activities of the Council’s financial management and planning activity: contributing to regular MTFS updates; closing of the annual accounts; treasury management; oversight of the capital budget and HRA; and offering expert advice to elected members on budget planning and reporting.
The Estates element of the role includes a wide range of commercial assets, such as commercial properties, council land and facilities. You’ll work closely with a Head of Property Services on this aspect of the role, so it isn’t essential that you have direct professional property experience, but you should be able to offer a full appreciation of how to maximise the commercial and social value of council assets.
We’re looking for someone with a thorough and current knowledge of local government finance, and the environment in which we operate. We expect that you’ll be a qualified accountant and that you can bring a keen professional eye to the core disciplines and practices of an effective budget management cycle. Collaborative in style, you’ll be able to work closely with elected members and service leads across the organisation to ensure that high quality financial advice supports effective decision-making, and that the finance function becomes a strategic enabler within the Council.
It’s a role with much to offer someone who wants to take on responsibility and establish their credentials as a strategic leader in an organisation that is working on complex, high value projects. It’s the ideal place to show what you can do.
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