Senior Finance Specialist
We are currently seeking to recruit a Senior Finance Specialist to provide support to South Hams and West Devon Councils. You will be experienced in providing a wide range of technical accountancy advice and guidance with minimal day to day management, ideally within the Public Sector.
The post holder will act as a finance business partner for the Councils, advising Senior Managers and Councillors on a wide range of financial matters enabling them to make timely business decisions.
You will also be expected to take a significant role in driving forward a number of change initiatives within the team including implementation of budget holder self-serve and enabling an earlier closure of accounts.
You will ideally be CCAB qualified or undertaking study towards becoming qualified.
South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council have had a shared management team since 2011 and we have been at the forefront on the national stage with the Councils' transformation programme. We have successfully delivered a large change agenda which has allowed us to continue to deliver our services at a high standard whilst absorbing substantial reductions in central government funding.
We continue to implement new processes to ensure we can meet the challenges of the future.
If you join us, you will become part of a highly skilled, motivated and positive team which is determined to give good value for money and a high quality experience to our customers.
Please be aware that the assessment process will focus on our IMPACT Behavioural framework which has been developed to support South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils' ambitions for their workforce.
The framework aims to enhance both individual and organisational performance and will be applied in recruitment, performance management and career progression. It defines the behaviours that all colleagues across both councils are expected to consistently demonstrate at work.