Group Finance Manager – Financial Planning (Deputy CFO)

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Up to £93,300 + performance-related pay
28 Sep 2017
24 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

In the wake of the tragic Grenfell Fire earlier this year, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea is working to re-shape and strengthen its services, including finance. As we take on board lessons and reflect on what’s happened, we are re-building our teams so that they're equipped for future challenges.

Working with senior officers from across the Council and elected members, you will bring high quality financial planning, accounting and strategic management skills. It’s an opportunity to tackle all elements of financial planning including advising on the Council’s capital programme. From budget preparation and monitoring, to closure of accounts, and financial management and reporting, every task will require liaison with multiple stakeholders. The key is to provide a strategic link between the corporate centre and other parties, drawing everyone together to ensure the Council’s financial priorities are understood and met.

CCAB qualified (ideally CIPFA), you will have the technical knowledge required to take on a wide-ranging role acting as the deputy to the Chief Financial (s151) Officer, covering all aspects of that role. Your expertise should cover accounting principles, budgeting and all aspects of local government finance, including specifically the Government’s grant regime and allocation methodology. A background in local government finance is therefore essential. A track record in management means you have what it takes to lead a small team and plan resourcing.

If you would like to learn more about these roles visit or contact
one of our retained consultants at Penna: Anthony Hopkin on 0207 332 7811 or Philippa Watkins on 0203 829 9745 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: 23 October 2017

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