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Financial Services Manager

Braintree District Council
£56,628 - £61,998 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2021

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At Braintree District Council we are committed to making the best use of our resources to deliver services to residents across the District. This work starts with our teams both on the frontline and those working behind the scene and that’s where you come in!

We have an opportunity for a Financial Services Manager to join our team.

Reporting to our Head of Finance, you will manage the financial services team which covers accountancy, accounts payable and cashiers. You will play a key role in the overall management of the financial performance of the Council including the completion of the annual accounts, preparation of revenue and capital budgets and ensure the effective management and control of our corporate financial systems.

To be successful in this role you will be a fully qualified CCAB accountant and a member of a recognised accountancy body. You will have previous experience of financial management ideally in a local government environment or in a similar sector, as well as having excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. You must be able to collate and analyse information, problem solve and make informed and well-judged decisions.

You will have previous experience of compiling and managing the process for statutory year end statements, liaising with external auditors, excellent knowledge of current relevant legislation and the CIPFA professional codes of practice covering all aspects of local authority finance and accounting.

As we transition to a new way of working this role will be based at our main office in Braintree, Essex but hybrid/homeworking options will be available subject to the business needs of the role.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, please contact Phil Myers

For further information about this role and to apply online visit

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 16th July 2021

Interviews will be held in week commencing 26th July or 2nd August 2021

Why choose Braintree District Council?

Braintree is an ambitious and dynamic Council and is becoming one of the fastest growing Districts in the East of England with three growing towns, London just 45 minutes away and the district located directly between the international transport centres of Stansted Airport and Harwich and Felixstowe International Ports. We have a deserved track record for delivering and a strong reputation within the business community.

Braintree District Council is a great place to work. We pride ourselves on our creative, innovative and forward thinking approach which is led by our staff. We are committed to having an engaged workforce who understand our strategy and how they can help deliver it. Some of the benefits of working for Braintree District Council are:

* Competitive pay and benefits * Flexible working * Free parking

* Local government pension scheme * Learning and development for all staff

* Staff discounts at local businesses * Staff recognition schemes

* Extensive health and wellbeing programme including discounted gym membership


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