Senior Finance Manager
Kirklees is firmly focused on the future. Our vision is to create a district with a strong, sustainable economy that offers a great quality of life to its residents - leading to thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality, and where people enjoy better health throughout their lives.
To support this ambition, we are currently looking for a talented and experienced professional to support the Head of Service (Finance & Accountancy) in the provision of high quality and cost effective professional financial services to a complex and Transforming Council (current annual turnover circa £1 billion).
You will be a qualified accountant (CCAB or CIMA qualified or equivalent) with a proven track record of achievement and credibility in a senior finance role in a similarly complex organisation operating in a challenging financial climate.
Deployed flexibly to meet emerging service and organisational requirements, you will have the opportunity to meet head on the medium-term financial challenges facing the Council by providing sound financial advice, and explain complex matters clearly to non-financial experts. You will also develop strong and collaborative working relationships with senior managers across the organisation, other key partners and stakeholders, and contribute to key corporate and statutory financial accounting requirements.
You will champion best practice and a culture of high performance, including appropriate motivation and direction to finance managers and teams, and contribute to the strategic direction of the service. You will also be a role model for and champion the Council’s behaviours and expectations.
In order to be short-listed for this job please demonstrate on how you meet all points in Specific Skills Knowledge and Experience as detailed on the attached Job Profile and Skills, Knowledge and Experience listed in Senior Manager Commercial Core and Advice. CV’s will not be accepted
Closing Date: 3rd September 2017