Deputy Chief Finance Officer/Deputy Section 151 Officer

Swansea (Abertawe)
£58,373 to £74,292
03 Aug 2018
07 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

As Deputy Chief Finance Officer/Deputy Section 151 Officer you will provide strategic advice to the Chief Finance Officer, Corporate Management Team and Cabinet on all financial matters and support the Chief Finance Officer on delivering the Council's long term Financial Strategy.

Post title: Deputy Chief Finance Officer/Deputy Section 151 Officer
Post number: CX.67094
Salary: Band 2, £58,373 to £74,292

You will work closely with Cabinet Members, and Corporate Directors to enable organisational responsiveness to elected members; secure the best approach to resource stewardship for the council's budget and finances; ensure that overall management attention, effort and controls are commensurate to risk and opportunity across the council's functions and activities; and enhance the reputation of Swansea as a place as well as Swansea Council.

You will need to have an in depth technical, professional and legislative knowledge across the service area, together with management and extensive project/programme management experience and be able to quickly establish your credibility with Council Members and senior staff. You will also need to be able to demonstrate your experience and ability to undertake the statutory Deputy Chief Finance Officer role.

You should possess a relevant degree, be a member of a UK CCAB accredited accounting body and be able to clearly be able to demonstrate the necessary skills and ability to meet the requirements of Section 151 Officer.

You should also have substantial relevant experience of the public sector/local government political environment.

If you believe you have the drive and enthusiasm, and want to help Swansea achieve its vision, then applying for this key position will give you the opportunity to work as part of a collaborative and committed Senior Management team within an organisation committed to change.

If you require further information or want an informal discussion about this position, please contact Ben Smith, Chief Finance Officer on 01792 637525.