Service Manager – Financial Management

01 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Wakefield is one of five metropolitan Districts in West Yorkshire, located on the edge of the West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire conurbations. We are made up of over 40 towns and villages, covering an area of 336 sq. km. Over 70% of our district is open countryside, surrounding the main centres of population in Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract, Hemsworth and Knottingley.

Since 2000, our district has benefitted from a period of sustained economic growth, attracting over £700m of inward investment in the city centre alone, demonstrably ‘punching above our weight’. We are a district open to business and open for business, attracting both investors and visitors. We are ambitious for our people and our places, with a vision to take our district forward by creating job opportunities and increasing skill levels, meeting our housing needs, reducing health inequalities and to continuing to make the district safer and creating a better quality environment.

We aim to be one of the best performing councils in the country, building on our values and objectives; To be caring, ambitious and modern council, creating healthy places where citizens of all ages thrive, businesses succeed and visitors enjoy and add to our economy.

This is a fabulous opportunity for an ambitious, innovative, suitably qualified and experienced accountant to join our Finance Team and act as our Deputy Section 151 Officer.

Reporting directly to the Chief Finance Officer, you will play a key role in supporting Council wide transformation and continuing to build resilience and financial stability.

Leading and managing the accountancy teams, your key responsibilities will include;

• Leading on the production of our medium-term financial strategies, annual revenue budget and capital programme.

• Leadership and management of our finance business partnering teams

• Monitoring our financial performance and completion of the final accounts.

• Oversight of our treasury management and banking functions.

• Deputising for the Chief Finance Officer in providing finance advice to Council Cabinet, Scrutiny and Audit Committee.

You will be CCAB/CIMA qualified coupled with significant experience of finance leadership and a passion for service improvement and high quality public services.

For an informal discussion about either role please contact Neil Warren, Chief Finance Officer, on 01924 306433

Closing date for applications Friday 23rd March.

To apply online please visit: Alternatively, you can contact the Recruitment Line on 0345 8506506 for an application form.

For further details about Wakefield Council and the role please visit

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