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Chief Accountant – Deputy s151

Ivy Rock Partners
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
£60,712 - £79,956 + benefits.
Closing date
11 Apr 2024

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If you are looking for a fresh challenge in an accounting leadership role, we want to speak with you

Hertsmere is a largely rural Borough, situated immediately to the north of London. With 80% of the borough in Green Belt land, the majority of residents live in one of the four main towns - Bushey, Borehamwood, Radlett and Potters Bar - each with their own identity. It’s this mix of green areas, distinct towns, and strong connections that means life in Hertsmere offers a great balance of city and countryside.

Home to the world-famous Elstree Studios, Borehamwood Employment Area as well as thriving towns, Hertsmere has a diverse and distinctive nature of people, towns and businesses which are rightly celebrated. They are driven to ensure their unique assets provide maximum benefit. Across all departments, services, projects, and partnerships, Hertsmere is committed to embracing the future.

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen to be part of the leadership of their talented finance team as Chief Accountant and deputy s151. Helping to shape the future and structure of the team as well as taking on a responsibility crucial to the financial stability of the Council.

Among the main purposes of this role will be to provide expert technical financial advice and support at all levels across the Council and to support the Head of Finance and Business Services in providing high quality strategic financial advice and support to Members and senior officers.

You will also be responsible for the efficient and effective operational management, service delivery and provision of all financial services for the Council. To include financial strategy and medium term financial planning, management accounting, financial reporting and financial systems and control. As well as day to day management of the financial team.

The role is wide ranging and effects many services at operation level as well as strategically. The postholder will need to be sensitive to the requirements of all customers, senior management, as well the political and reputation impact of their decisions and actions on the Council.

If you are wondering whether you are right for this position, why not give us a call to explore it in more depth.

We looking to speak with senior and experienced accounting professionals ideally with a local government or public sector background however, we are happy to consider those outside of the sector who have successfully operated at a senior level for a multi-functional organisation.

This will be a fairly hands on role, so we want to talk to proactive, practical, and diligent individuals who are able to manage teams and processes effectively and have a track record of hitting deadlines.   

In return you be rewarded with a competitive salary and a generous raft of benefits including but not limited to local government pension scheme, Interest-free season ticket loan, Free Gym Membership, Free Car Parking and Regular free / subsidised well-being initiatives.

Apply directly to Ivy Rock Partners to avoid disappointment or contact Will Thomson if you would like some more information on 07392 653 878 or



Ivy Rock Partners is a values-driven recruitment agency dedicated to the not for profit and public sector client base; and has been set up with the sole purpose of delivering exceptional service to clients and never losing sight of integrity.

Ivy Rock Partners provide search and recruitment support to not-for-profit and public sector clients wanting only the very best service.

How we can help:

We work with organisations that fall into the not-for-profit and public sectors, ranging across: arts, charities, education, central government, local government, housing and the NHS.

With a particular focus on finance, we recruit roles across all corporate services, ranging from mid-senior to executive search.

If you are looking for your next role and want to explore the areas we specialise in, our approach would be to put together a bespoke plan to ensure you are being considered for the best possible roles.  

At Ivy Rock Partners, our role goes beyond that of simply sending you job descriptions and arranging your interviews – we can make introductions to those in our network to better your understanding of the sector/choices you have; provide interview training; offer expert insights; invites to specific networking events; provide cv advice and help with applications at every stage. We want to find ways to help and put you in the very best position to get the right role.

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07909 030 965
25 Buckingham Palace Road
United Kingdom

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