Assistant Director of Finance

Barnet Council
£88,000 - £108,000 plus excellent benefits
17 Jun 2019
17 Jul 2019
Local council
Contract Type
Full Time

Barnet Council strives to be one of the best boroughs in London with residents having an 85% satisfaction in the place and satisfaction with the council remaining over 65% during a period of austerity. They have some of the best schools with over 95% rated as good or outstanding, over 200 parks and a commitment to improving air quality by planting trees and rolling out electric charging points.  Their diverse communities and active voluntary sector are celebrated and they are building housing and facilities that will benefit the whole borough. Barnet delivers services in house, through partnerships with other public bodies and private sector partners.

To continue on their ambitious journey, to be industry leaders in the sector, they have recently insourced the finance service and are now recruiting an Assistant Director of Finance to lead on developing Business Partnering across the Services. The role will be reporting to the Director of Finance and will be part of the Finance Leadership Team working with the Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Members and senior officers to develop the vision, values and strategies for the Council and to be responsible for the delivery of them through sound financial management.

The Assistant Director of Finance will work with a range of stakeholders to identify and address issues impacting on Council Services, residents and service users. It will also develop and lead a team to provide a value add, business partnering offering to support decision making across the Services.

The role will also pay a key role in the on-going development and co-ordination of the corporate financial framework, including the medium term financial strategy, to enable the Council to prioritise and utilise its financial resources to the greatest effect.

To be suitable for the role you need to be an inspirational fully qualified finance leader, with a proven experience of supporting strategic decision making and driving through change. Experience of leading teams within complex public sector organisations and a strong customer focus is essential.

If you want to have an impact on the lives of numerous local residents and work for an organisation with ambitious plans, a focus on growing and supporting their staff and a flexible environment then Barnet is the place for you.

For more information on the role and Barnet Council please refer to For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9635. 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to by Wednesday 10th Jul. The cover letter should be no more then 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and why you believe you are suitable.

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