Finance Manager - Environment & Community Protection

County Hall, Hertford
£43,821 - £46,646 pa
07 Jul 2017
26 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Duties:

This finance role within the business partner team will focus on working with senior colleagues in order to develop robust financial solutions that support Council priorities.

We are looking for an experienced manager with drive and enthusiasm who can lead a team of up to 10 finance staff within the business partner team who offer financial support to the Environment department and Community Protection (circa £150m revenue budget). This includes leading monthly monitoring processes, budget setting, closure of accounts and driving forward budget efficiency in a challenging time for Local Government

You will be proactive and enthusiastic and will contribute positively to support future service delivery and development and delivery of a number of key projects. This includes the Commercial agenda, the Invest To Transform programme and support to the Local Enterprise Partnership.

This role will require the post holder to be able to work with, support and advise Directors and Assistant Directors across the organisation as well as to work alongside our commercial partners, reporting directly to service boards on financial robustness.

Strong communication skills are crucial to the role, building on good relationships with budget holders to support them to deliver their services within budgets effectively. Providing relevant support and challenge and promoting professional standards linking with other finance colleagues, such as the capital team.

About us:

Hertfordshire County Council is a leading local authority with a highly regarded finance service. This is your chance to be part of a busy team that is flexible, responds quickly to change and is never complacent. You’ll be taking on a diverse range of projects which promote Hertfordshire as an innovative, efficient authority with a commitment to helping to keep people healthy and safe and growing the economy.


•Flexible working arrangements

•Discounts on everyday shopping/holidays/entertainment/leisure along with cashback with our Herts Rewards Scheme

•Occupational maternity/paternity and adoption pay

•Excellent pension scheme with employer contributions

•Excellent Wellbeing schemes

If you think you have what is required and you are ready for a challenging yet very rewarding role then please apply now to find out more.

Closing date: Wednesday 26 July 2017.

Interview date: Tuesday 1 August 2017.

For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Sian Hedger on 01992 556596

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