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Strategic Finance Manager - Corporate

Lincolnshire County Council
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
£39,880 - £44,863
Closing date
14 Jul 2021

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Lincolnshire County Council has a very exciting opportunity for a dedicated finance professional to join us as a Strategic Finance Manager in our Corporate finance team. This is a leadership position that will play a crucial role in taking an already progressive local authority forward whilst maintaining its sound record of financial management.

Lincolnshire County Council has embarked on an exciting and demanding programme of transformation to take the organisation forward so we are in a period of change.  We are looking for a highly motivated finance professional to be a valuable addition to our finance team.   If you have experience of working in public sector finance, the ability to lead people, a sound technical knowledge of local government finance and accounting codes of practice and a determination to drive improvement then this is the job for you.

Reporting to the Head of Finance – Corporate, you will, amongst other things, lead on co-ordinating:

  • the annual budget setting process across the Financial Services Team
  • the monthly financial performance reporting process across the Financial Services Team for both revenue and capital budgets
  • the annual closure of accounts process across the Financial Services Team
  • the annual production of the statutory Statement of Accounts
  • the production of corporate, council-wide financial information and statistics
  • the work of the posts you manage within the Corporate Team

The ideal candidate will be a CCAB (or CIMA) qualified accountant however we welcome applications from any suitably experienced candidates who are expecting to qualify soon and meet all of the other requirements. We are looking for candidates who possess strong technical accounting skills and a knowledge of accounting in a local government environment, as well as financial analysis, information technology and report writing skills. Also important is experience of managing people and tasks to ensure that key deadlines are met. We are looking for a very good communicator who is able to positively influence others and who can take a pragmatic approach to sound decision making.

We are offering a competitive salary of £39,880 - £44,863, along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description and Job Brief, to help you do the best application possible, before clicking apply!  Please ensure that your cover letter clearly states why you have applied and how you feel you meet the required competencies for the role.

If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click the following link: 

If you would like an open and informal discussion about this role then please contact Sue Maycock on 07903 421 001.

Applications Close on 12/07/21 and interviews will be held W/C 02/08/2021.

At the current time during the Coronavirus restrictions,  all our employees are working from home if they are able to do so to support the health and safety of all of our colleagues.  We are embracing new ways of working and we are anticipating that remote working will continue to be a key feature of this role. You will be  given a nominated contractual work base and once current restrictions are lifted you will be required to commute to this work base when necessary.  

Our technology platform and equipment is very good enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We require that you have in place good connectivity and we will discuss during the recruitment process if support with this is needed.

Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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