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Interim Head of Service Finance

North West England
Competitive day rate
Closing date
14 Jul 2021

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Local government, Unitary councils, County councils, Local council
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CIPFA-Penna are working in collaboration with a leading North-West based local authority organisation in the appointment of a Head of Service Finance for an interim period of approx. 12 months.

Reporting to the Council’s s151 Officer, the successful candidate will take ownership of shaping the delivery of first-rate business partnering to a multitude of services across the council. Liaising with Directors and senior managers of different directorates, the emphasis will be on guiding the strategic direction of these services as well as managing a team to ensure effective business-partnering (aimed at facilitating better decision-making and improved budgetary performance) is practiced at every turn.

Suitable candidates should be qualified accountants, demonstrate good experience of performing a similar type of leadership role of a service-facing nature within another large local authority environment, and be familiar with the typical financial and operational challenges that arise from key services such services as Social Care.

For more information or to express your interest in this assignment please contact Jonathon Sheppard, Senior Consultant at CIPFA-Penna (


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