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Head of Finance

Employer
Maidstone Borough Council
Location
Maidstone, Kent
Salary
£62,817 – £80,482
Closing date
20 Feb 2022

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Sector
Local government, Borough councils, Local council
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

This is a key role at Maidstone Borough Council.

You will be part of the Wider Leadership Team at Maidstone and will head up the finance and accounting function, including procurement.

The postholder will be deputy Section 151 officer and has a key role in preparation of the Council’s annual budget and its financial statements.

This role also involves responsibility for administering the Kent Business Rates Pool, so has a high profile across the county. 

The Organisation

The Council’s has a sustainable financial position, and our ambition and aspiration to deliver the Council’s vision and priorities are strong.

We have used our financial strength effectively to generate service improvements and to invest in making the borough a thriving place.

Our strengths – our people, knowledge and expertise – and our capacity for investment, innovation and improvement ensure that our delivery track record is excellent.

This role plays a central part in the Council’s proactive financial management, by working with Directors and Heads of Service to enable the efficient use of resources.

Candidates

You will be a qualified accountant with strong technical skills, probably from within a local authority environment, who is keen to take on wider responsibilities and work across the whole range of Council financial and commercial activities.

The role will suit an ambitious candidate, for whom stepping up to a deputy Section 151 role in a substantial district authority is the right career move.

Next Steps

For an informal discussion, please contact Andrew Tromans on 07805 226 301 or at andrew.tromans@penna.com penna.com.

Closing date: 20th February 2022.

Company

The four Mid Kent authorities have worked  together to establish a range of shared services covering the districts of Ashford, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells and Swale and a population of 524,000 people. The audit service was one of the first partnerships that was established and has worked effectively across all four boroughs for over three years. The service is highly regarded by senior management and Members.

Over 200 people already work in shared services in Mid Kent and further shared services in Environmental Health and Planning Support are to go live in 2014. 

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