Finance Manager - Financial Planning and Accountancy

Wokingham, Berkshire
Grade 11 - £53,552- £58,386 (including market factor supplement of £5,000)
12 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Manager - Financial Planning and Accountancy
Senior Specialist 


Grade 11 - £53,552- £58,386 (including market factor supplement of £5,000)


Some 165,000 people call the borough of Wokingham home.  With great schools, up-to-date facilities and a beautiful semi-rural location, there’s an exceptional quality of life – and it’s about to get even better.  Right now, we have major plans for the future, designed around our residents: 13,000 new homes, better infrastructure and a commitment to creating the best possible children’s services. 

Wokingham Borough Council is looking for a dynamic senior finance professional to lead the Council’s core finance planning and accountancy team.

As a qualified accountant with significant experience in public sector accounting, you will be responsible for the authority's critical financial arrangements including closing the Council’s accounts, budget setting and the capital programme.  You will be a key support to both the Director of Corporate Services (CFO) and Finance Lead Specialist (HoF) by providing timely and high quality technical financial advice, ensuring the continuity of sound financial management, governance and value for money.

Reporting to the Finance Lead Specialist, your role will include the development and management of staff in the Financial Planning and Technical Accountancy function, (including financial systems, treasury management, group finance and the financial accounting team) as well as developing strong working relationships with key stakeholders.

About you:

To be considered for the role you must be a qualified accountant with management and leadership experience some of which would have been gained in the local government sector.  Able to demonstrate excellent stakeholder management skills, strong communication and presentation skills you will also have an outstanding track record in delivering a customer focused service.  Demonstrable experience of leading a finance team through the annual closedown process is considered essential to this role.

About us
Employed by Wokingham Borough Council, you will enjoy all the usual benefits of being a local authority employee, including generous leave entitlement, membership of the local government pension scheme, flexi-time and the opportunity for smart working. 
You will be based in Wokingham town centre, a short walk from the railway station and easily accessible by car. 

If shortlisted for interview, Wokingham Borough Council operates a competency based interview process.

For an informal discussion, please contact Bob Watson, Finance Lead Specialist on 07801 664389.

Closing date for applications: 11pm, Monday 1 October 2018

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Alternatively, please call 0118 974 6116 (answerphone outside office hours) quoting ref: 710504

Wokingham Borough Council is an equal opportunities employer.