Interim Head of Finance

London (Greater)
£600 - £675 per day
28 Aug 2019
28 Sep 2019
Full Time

A London Borough currently has a need for an Interim Head of Finance to head up  and support a  complex and wide ranging directorate which includes: Environment; Leisure;  Planning; Engineering; and Housing Management, Repairs, and Development (total spend c£500m per annum).

Main Duties.

  • You will be a member of directorate management team and key contact for the Executive Director, and regular cabinet member engagement
  • You will lead a team of 12 finance officers (business partners, capital project advisors and management accountants) to embody values of business partnering approach: working proactively with services to provide high-quality financial support to facilitate delivery of organisational outcomes.
  • You will be responsible for financial scrutiny and oversight of the council’s ambitious £1bn+ capital programme, incorporating the Community Investment Programme; the authorities plan to deliver over 3,000 new homes and a range of other community assets such as schools through mostly self-financed projects.
  • Support the development and delivery of new wholly owned housing company.

Technical Knowledge and Experience:

  • CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountant
  • A detailed knowledge of the strategic and technical framework within which individual local government services operate
  • Experience of working with politicians
  • Senior management experience
  • Delivery of significant change programmes

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