Finance Manager (Projects) Maternity Cover – 15 Month Contract

Watford, Hertfordshire
£46,514 to £50,390 plus £2,000 Market Supplement
17 May 2018
03 Jun 2018
Full Time

POSITION: Finance Manager (Projects) Maternity Cover – 15 Month Contract
 SALARY: £46,514 to £50,390 plus £2,000 Market Supplement
 (37 hours per week)

About Watford Borough Council

Watford is an urban borough in south west Hertfordshire.  The borough has excellent transport links with mainline rail connections to London.  Watford is the centre of a sub region serving around 500,000 people living within a 20 minute travelling time catchment.  As part of the London commuter belt Watford is strongly influenced by London which brings the benefits of a buoyant economy.

About Three Rivers District Council

Three Rivers District in South West Hertfordshire straddles the North West corner of the M25 on the edge of Greater London. The district is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns. The area has a diverse range of sectors and businesses and is a centre for the film industry with Warner Brothers at Leavesden forming part of a studio cluster along with Elstree and Pinewood is a short drive away.

The Role:-

Following the introduction of some significant projects at both Councils, the finance service has recruited Finance Managers to support these projects.  This role is full time, fixed term to provide maternity cover.

This role is to provide support to both senior management and individual project managers at Watford Borough Council.  The successful applicant will work within the Financial Planning and Analysis team, and will be primarily responsible for project finance, maintenance of long-term budget and capital forecasts and provision of reports to senior management, the elected Mayor and Councillors.  It is a role that has a requirement for both technical and soft skills, and provides an opportunity to be a key part in making a real difference to Watford.

What we are looking for:-

An ambitious qualified/passed finalist accountant to work within a busy team supporting two Councils in south west Hertfordshire.  Local government accounting experience is desirable but not essential.  A project management qualification would be an asset.

More details are available on the attached job description and person specification

What we offer:-

We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, 28 days holiday, a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, flexible working, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out.





Successful applicants will be subject to a Basic DBS Disclosure


For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Nigel Pollard, Section Head (Accountancy) (T:01923 727198) or Martin Henwood, Interim Head of Finance Shared Service (T: 01923 727188)

An application pack for this position can be downloaded from

Strongly committed to equality of opportunity in employment and in service. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 


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