Head of Service – Corporate Finance

Recruiter
CIPFA-Penna
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Dependent on experience
Posted
13 Feb 2019
Closes
10 Mar 2019
Ref
ML
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Head of Service – Corporate Finance

Salary £56,994.00 - £73,755

Are you an ambitious and exciting Finance Professional seeking a new opportunity?

Enfield Council is one London’s leading local authorities combining a diverse and modern suburban location with excellent travel links into Central London and neighbouring counties. Consistently putting our residents at the heart of our operations, Enfield sets the benchmark in ensuring we provide best-in-class services to our local community. Our finance department is central in this endeavour. We consolidated our finance functions from across the local authority into a single Finance, Exchequer and Data Hub to promote modern and professional working practices two years ago. This Hub covers four finance teams: 

  • Capital and Projects (Capital/Asset accounting and Projects including the market leading Meridian Water Programme)
  • Budget Challenge (All services including Children’s and Environments)
  • Pensions
  • Corporate Finance

More recently we have restructured our Corporate Finance Function and one of the long standing members of our team is shortly taking up a new opportunity. As a result of this restructure, Enfield is now seeking a new Head of Service for Corporate Finance and two Finance Managers leading on Financial Accounting and VAT and Pensions and Treasury.

Key responsibilities for the roles:

Head of Corporate Finance

Role covers Medium Term Financial Planning, closure of the accounts, pensions, Treasury and VAT

  • Lead for the budget and Medium Term Financial Plan, including oversight of timetable, preparation of reports for senior officers and members.
  • Ensuring authority’s statutory accounts are published on time and free from error and maintaining effective working relationships with the auditors and Audit Committee.
  • Lead on provision of investment advice to the Pension Fund and publication of the annual report and accounts and ensuring effective working relationships with the Committee and Board members.
  • Responsibility for Treasury Management Strategy and treasury operations.

The successful candidates will be:

CCAB accredited, you will use your excellent interpersonal and communication skills to provide leadership to your dedicated team. With proven finance experience working within Local Authorities, you will use your knowledge to liaise and convince influential stakeholders to drive through continuous institutional change.

If you would like to know more about these roles please contact our designated recruitment partner, Penna. Your contact will be Matthew Lees:

Matthew.Lees@penna.com

T: 0203 849 2792

M: 07763 57 95 83

Application Process:

  • Submit CV and Covering Letter advising which post you are applying for.
  • Our consultants at Penna will be in touch to arrange a preliminary telephone interview.
  • Should you pass client sift, you will be invited to complete an online assessment prior to final panel interview. Interviews to take place W/C 25 March & W/C 1 April.

Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 10th March

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