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Head of Finance

Uttlesford District Council
Saffron Walden, Essex
£59,061 - £72,500 (pay award pending) PLUS BENEFITS
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Closing date: 14/07/2024 23:59:00

Reference: 4568277

Title: Head of Finance

Job Type: Permanent

Job Hours: Full-time

Industry: Accounting

Location: United Kingdom -- England -- East of England -- Essex Saffron Walden

Replacement salary: £59,061 - £72,500 (pay award pending)

Salary: £59,061 - 72,500 per year + great benefits

Job Description




£59,061 - £72,500 (pay award pending) PLUS BENEFITS

At Uttlesford we pride ourselves on being a small rural council responsible for a large geographical area, independent run and that happens to have an international airport, the fourth largest in the country, within its boundary.  Consequently, exceptional financial leadership is critical to our success. As our Head of Finance you will be the operational leader of finance  and co-ordinate the annual financial cycle, including budget preparation, budget monitoring and Statement of Accounts production.


This is a great opportunity for an experienced Accountant to develop the skills and knowledge to manage a wider team and to be part of a transformation. You must be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of all aspects of local authority accounting as you will be the technical and operational lead on all areas of finance.

Under the direction of the Director – Finance Revenues and benefits (DS151 Officer), you will transform and deliver a high performing business partnering function that provides high quality financial and commercial advice to the Corporate Management Team and budget holders.  To manage the Statement of Accounts preparation and to co-ordinate the production of the annual General Fund, Housing Revenue Account and Capital Programme budgets in accordance with priorities laid out in the Council’s Corporate Plan and organisational strategy.


A professionally qualified accountant – or passed finalist - (CCAB, CIMA or equivalent) with experience in a local authority setting, and a strong understanding of financial accounting, you will be able to evidence a significant role in the preparation of the annual budget, final accounts, the delivery of corporate budget processes.


Uttlesford District Council offer an excellent salary between £59,061 - £72,500 (pay award pending) dependant on qualification, skills and experience. A great working environment be that permanently in the office or our very accommodating hybrid working option, with very flexible working options available.   A full benefits package including generous holiday and pension are also on offer.

For further information please visit our dedicated recruitment website by clicking the Apply button. 

Closing date: 14th July

Interviews w/c: 22nd July

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