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Financial Services Manager

Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
King’s Court Council Offices - King's Lynn
Starting salary up to circa. £72,000
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

We are looking for a motivated and ambitious Financial Services Manager to come and lead our Finance Team. This is an excellent time to join us as we embark on a journey of transformation as there is plenty of opportunity for personal development and career progression on offer as we shape our services around our communities and their needs.

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is a district council covering a large geographical area, with a reputation for delivering results and for offering excellent career development opportunities to our staff. If you are a talented finance manager looking for a varied and challenging workload this is an excellent opportunity to expand your skills and experience and make your contribution in an authority that values collaboration and innovation.

Working for our Assistant Director Resources and Section 151 Officer you will use your financial expertise to personally provide high level financial advice to senior officers and elected members, helping ensure that we make the most of our resources to deliver the best possible services to residents, businesses, and visitors to West Norfolk. You will also act as Deputy Section 151 Officer. As a service manager you will also use your managerial experience to ensure the delivery of a comprehensive accountancy and financial management service for the Council, including a unique range of projects and initiatives, and our group of wholly owned council companies.

You must be CIPFA qualified with a minimum of 3 years’ post qualification experience and an up-to-date knowledge of finance within a local government context, including awareness of relevant legislation. As Financial Services Manager, you will have the ability to provide advice and guidance on financial matters to senior colleagues and have the management skills to lead and motivate a busy team effectively, ensuring the delivery of key accounting functions to a high standard and to tight deadlines. You will also play a key role in leading, and motivating the team, developing systems and processes to meet challenges effectively through working more efficiently and innovatively.

If you are interested in being part of a dedicated team that take pride in their ability to support the council with a wide range of high quality, finance functions then this could be the role for you. In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, flexible working options so that you can balance your career with your home commitments, and we will also provide you with generous annual leave and an excellent local government pension scheme. West Norfolk has rich heritage, open spaces, beautiful coastlines, and woodland – and for those wishing to relocate to our beautiful borough we also offer a relocation package of up to £8k.

For more information about living and working in West Norfolk please visit

Closing date: 15 July 2024.

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