Assistant Director of Finance & Deputy s151 (Interim)
CIPFA-Penna are supporting a dynamic district council who are in search of an Interim Assistant Director of Finance – a brand new role within the council’s structure. This authority has undergone significant change in recent years and are currently engaged in several high-profile projects, resulting in increases workflow and a subsequent demand for extra resource.
Working closely with the organisation’s current Director of Finance and s151, the successful candidate will support on stabilising and embedding the existing finance team, engaging them appropriately with current and upcoming project work to ensure resource is planned effectively. They will also provide expertise in identifying (and rectifying) any skills gaps to equip the council efficiently for the many challenges ahead.
Starting straight away, there will be immediate support required on giving the council better insight of its performance, planning and carrying out actions plans to address any issues identified, support on the range of important projects across the council and lead the budget-setting process for 2020.
To be considered, you’ll ideally be available to start immediately and have had recent experience as an Assistant / Deputy Director of Finance is a busy local authority environment. A fully qualified accountant (CIPFA, ACCA, ACA or CIMA), you’ll have demonstrable leadership qualities coupled with sound technical knowledge of local government finance (including expertise of collection funds, project accounting / reporting and leading a budgeting process for another council organisation).
Please get in touch with Jonathon Sheppard at CIPFA-Penna to express your interest in this interim opportunity, or just to find out more about it – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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