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Head of Finance and Accountancy

Employer
Chesterfield Borough Council
Location
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Salary
£54,446 to £57,401 per year (plus up to £7,248k) special responsibility allowance for Deputy S151)
Closing date
14 Jul 2024
Reference
CBC243068

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Reference: CBC243068
Salary details: £54,446 to £57,401 per year (plus up to £7,248k) special responsibility allowance for Deputy S151)
Job term: Permanent
Appointment type: Full time
Hours: 37 hours per week 
Location: Town Hall 
Department: Finance

CBC243068 - Job description and person specification.

Permanent, full time and agile working

Chesterfield Borough Council are looking for a suitably qualified, experienced, strategic, and talented finance professional to be our Head of Finance and Accountancy. 

You will provide strategic management of the Finance Service, undertaking a full range of financial activities. These will include: the preparation of annual revenue and capital budgets, the provision of timely financial monitoring, and completion of the annual financial statements ensuring compliance with relevant standards and financial regulations. You will also be the Council’s deputy section 151 officer. 

As an effective leader, you will have the ability to motivate the team in a changing environment to demonstrate continuous improvement, deliver a customer-centric service and exercise and promote the highest standards of financial stewardship.

You will be an experienced and professional CCAB or CIMA qualified accountant with relevant post qualification experience and evidence of continuous professional development. You will be able to demonstrate a substantial track record of providing successful leadership, financial management and advice at a senior level across a large and complex organization. 

You should have a thorough understanding of local government financial regulatory environment and finance systems and have the ability to work under pressure to deliver high-quality outcomes for the Council.

If this sounds like you and you are excited by the prospect of taking on the challenge of this important role set in a fast paced, ever-changing environment – we want to hear from you.  

Chesterfield Borough Council is an excellent employer with rewarding conditions of service, which include generous leave entitlement and sick pay, flexible and agile working, progressive HR policies, access to the local government pension scheme and discounted leisure membership.

For a discussion about this post please e-mail Theresa Channell, Service Director Finance: theresa.channell@chesterfield.gov.uk to set up a phone call, or for further information on this post please view the job description and person specification attached.

How to apply

Interested candidates should initially apply with their CV and a covering letter stating the job title, and clearly demonstrating suitability and experience for the role. Please send it to hrjobs@chesterfield.gov.uk no later than the closing date shown below.

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Closing date: 14 July 2024
Provisional interview date: TBC

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