Finance Manager (Deputy 151 Officer)

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
£47,986 - £54,009 (Grade I) plus benefits
25 Jan 2019
22 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Hays Senior Finance is excited to be working in partnership with Huntingdonshire District Council on recruiting a Finance Manager (Deputy 151 Officer) to join their management team. This is a pivotal role to the organisation where you will lead and manage the delivery of an effective Finance service within a highly political and progressive council.

The Finance team is expected to operate within a business partnering model; supporting services to achieve their optimum performance. The Finance team is currently being restructured so this is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to lead the ‘all-new’ Finance service. The department has three main teams that cover all the core financial activity of a District Council; Business Partnering, Transactions and finally Systems Administration. This role will be crucial in supporting and developing the teams and the strategic direction of the council and therefore must be able to, and want to, think ‘outside of the box’ and bring constructive challenge to the way things are done.

There is an ongoing ambitious Transformation and modernisation programme that seeks to drive growth and investment in the local economy, whist at the same time ensuring the organisation delivers great results for Huntingdonshire at the best possible value. Empowered to challenge the status quo and bring best practice from across the public and private sector, this role will drive through organisational change and support continuous improvement to services and provide key leadership on how the organisation will manage its finances going forward.

The Finance Manger (Deputy 151 Officer) will be a qualified accountant with extensive experience working within finance at a senior level within a Local Authority. You will be an excellent leader, have empathy, and make sound judgements reflecting political astuteness. You will be confident in presenting to and engaging with a range of key stakeholders including the Senior Management Team, Leaders, and Members, and will be a key face of Huntingdonshire District Council. Most importantly you must have drive, ambition, and passion to be at the leading edge of the change agenda and embodying the recently developed “iCare” corporate values.

In return they are offering a competitive salary and benefits package. If you would like to be a part of helping them to achieve their ambition and are looking for a senior finance role within Local Government, we would like to hear from you.

For more information about the role please visit their dedicated recruitment website or for an informal discussion please contact Lucy West, Senior Business Director, Hays Senior Finance who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Huntingdonshire District Council.

Closing date for all applications will be on: Friday 22nd February
Interviews will commence on: Thursday 7th March times tbc