Principal Finance Business Partner

City of Lincoln Council
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
£46,092 - £49,200
Closing date
28 Aug 2022

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Local council
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The City of Lincoln Council is looking to appoint a finance professional who will contribute to all aspects of the financial standing, management and reporting of the Council’s financial resources.  This post will support the capital finance function of the Council, including contributing to the development of business cases and projects and providing financial advice when required. 

The ideal candidate will need to be a member of the CIPFA/CIMA/ACCA.  A thorough understanding of capital accounting, monitoring and budgeting is essential together with a good knowledge of Local Government Finance.  Knowledge of Treasury, Insurance, VAT, Creditors and Debtors is desirable.  You will need to have excellent communication skills and be able to build effective relationships with all stakeholders.  Key functions of this exciting role will involve leading the team on and managing all aspects of the accounts closure process including production, audit and then approval of the Council's annual statutory accounts, based on agreed policies and regulatory guidance. You will also take the responsibility for the Treasury Management function including management of the Council’s cashflow. This will include the development of the annual medium-term Capital and Treasury strategies, the Treasury management policy and Treasury Management Practices. This will include managing the banking arrangements and leading on the relationship management with the Councils banking providers and its Treasury Management Advisors.

Hybrid working is available and job share applications will be considered.

We also offer:-

  • Flexible working options / Flexi time scheme
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Employee benefits online discount scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing support
  • Tax free bike scheme

If you feel you have the skills, experience and drive required, we look forward to receiving your application. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role please contact: Colleen Warren, Financial Services Manager on 01522 873361.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 28th August.


With a population that now stands at 90,000 people, Lincoln is growing. Nearly half of our residents are under the age of 30, making us one of the youngest cities in Britain. The City of Lincoln Council is a district Council split into four directorates, each with its own distinct service provision. They come together to work towards our five key priorities which focus on putting the customer at the heart of everything we do. This means we aim to make a real difference to those who live, work and visit our city. The City of Lincoln Council looks to:

  • Reduce poverty and disadvantage
  • Seek to increase the supply of affordable housing
  • Improve the council’s housing landlord function
  • Reduce the city’s carbon footprint
  • Develop a fit for purpose council
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