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Head of Commercial Finance

Lewes District Council & Eastbourne Borough Council
Lewes and Eastbourne
£54,884 to £60,065 pa (subject to Job Evaluation)
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Local government, Borough councils
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Head of Commercial Finance
Salary: £54,884 to £60,065 pa​ (subject to Job Evaluation) plus £5K market supplement for exceptional candidates
Hours: 37 hours a week
Contract: Permanent
Based:  Lewes and Eastbourne

Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils have a well established and progressive partnership: two sovereign councils each with a unique identity and a shared vision of the future. Through joining our workforces and fostering a modern collaborative culture, we are serving our residents in a more customer-focused and cost-effective way. And that has never been more important. As we emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic, we’re determined to achieve the very best for our communities – driving a Recovery and Reset journey that touches everyone who works and lives here.

The post of Head of Commercial Finance (Trading Companies) is a key role in leading the development of the councils’ financial accounting service for a number of council companies engaged in undertaking a range of service and entrepreneurial activities.

Preferably a CCAB qualified accountant, you will lead on producing statutory accounts, budgets, and business plans for council trading companies, together with working closely with budget managers in monitoring and managing their budgets. Overall, you will bring a track record of success and experience working in a commercial environment, combined with strong communication skills, technical expertise, and openness to innovation and new ways of delivering services.

For more information about the role including details on how to apply, please click on the Apply.

Closing date: noon on 25 May 2022          

Interviews: TBC

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