Head of Finance & Revenues (S151 Officer)

Location
Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary
Up to £69,458
Posted
31 Jul 2017
Closes
08 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Enjoy broader scope thanks to our ambitious growth plans

One of England’s fastest growing regional centres, Ipswich is ambitious – and investing in the future. Right now, we’re busy developing land, homes and partnerships to help our borough achieve its potential. It is a forward-looking programme with exciting opportunities for our well-structured team. As Head of Finance and Revenues (and S151 officer), you will ensure that our financial strategy matches our ambition. Integral to our future, your ideas and influence will go far beyond Finance.

A skilled accountant and strategic thinker, you will be equipped to manage a range of vital functions: Finance Operations, ICT and Customer Service. Good governance is key along with better cost efficiency – particularly in the case of Customer Services. You will also be responsible for our Shared Revenues Partnership providing revenues and benefits services to three councils. At the same time, you will be leading projects and programmes to further our Corporate Plan. Innovation is not just welcome – it is actively encouraged.

With a track record of achievement (probably) in local government finance, you will be credible, experienced and able to make things happen. Your expertise goes beyond standard finance management. You can lead corporate projects and drive strategic thinking. With these talents, you will win you the trust of partners and senior figures. A good listener and adviser, you can apply commercial acumen. You also bring membership of a relevant professional body – meeting the statutory criteria for S151 officer.   

Join us, and enjoy great quality of life, an exciting career and the chance to shape the future.

For more information, please see www.ambitionipswich.com or contact our retained CIPFA/Penna consultants Anthony Hopkin on 02073327811 or Philippa Watkins on 02038299745 for a confidential discussion

Closing Date: by 9am, 8th September 2017

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