Senior Finance Business Partner - Corporate Services

Southend-on-Sea, Essex
£59555 - 61963 per year + great benefits
08 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. This diverse and busy town has a great seafront, public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via two train lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street. It offers traditional seaside living that makes it a fantastic place to live and work.

The Council delivers a wide range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council has high expectations for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for what the Borough will be like by 2050

The finance team is at the heart of the council, they are currently going through a period of transformation and this newly created role will be leading and integrating the delivery of a range of financial services to add value, drive change and facilitate the ambitions of Southend-on-Sea.

Your new role.

As the Senior Finance Business Partner for Corporate Services & Financial Strategy Development, you will lead a small team of finance professionals delivering a comprehensive Financial Management and Business Partnering service to all corporate services (Chief Executive, Finance & Resources, Transformation and Legal & Democratic Services). Your role will include the lead and co-ordination of the Financial Sustainability Strategy, lead of the Councils Medium Term Financial Strategy, design and co-ordination of the financial monitoring and reporting arrangements, design and co-ordination of the final accounts closedown programme.

You will also be expected to drive, build and sustain trust and credibility with key stakeholders and all colleagues to ensure effective financial management is embedded, adds value, supports transformational change and facilitates the achievement of our Southend 2050 ambition.

Reporting into the Assistant Director of Financial Services (DS151) you will also be a key partner to the Executive Directors of the Council and Council Member portfolio holder.

What you'll need to succeed

You must be a qualified accountant (CCAB) Accountant, with experience in these areas of focus, and you must be professional and confident in discussions with all members of the Council and external parties.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is looking for someone to drive positive change whilst delivering results, leading by example to build great relationships within the organisation and deliver a first class service to the Executive team.

What you'll get in return

They are offering a competitive salary from £59,555 - £61,963 dependant on experience. You will be able to work in a flexible manner, whether remotely or office based, dependant on your location. When joining Southend Borough Council, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. Minimum 23 days annual leave (rising with continuous Local Government Service) plus an excellent pension scheme. A full list of benefits can be viewed on the Southend Council–Hays website

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV and a cover letter, or call Lucy West at Hays on 07713388799. Or visit our recritment site at

Closing date 26th April

Interviews Early May

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