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Strategic Finance Lead (Technical)

Lincoln / Hybrid Working
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Strategic Finance Lead 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who would like to join our Financial Services Team as Strategic Finance Lead for our technical accountancy service. In this role you will also be a part of our Finance Leadership Team.

Lincolnshire County Council has a culture and strong track record of financial management. 2023/2024 continued to see the Council report a healthy financial position delivering services within our financial plan.  Be a key part of the team delivering for Lincolnshire and support the Council to continue to take the necessary decisions to promote financial sustainability for Lincolnshire services.

You will join the team as we launch our new workforce strategy, a strategy which puts our people at the heart of our service.  We are creating a learning environment which encourages continuous personal and professional development.  This will ensure we have the right people with the right skills to support the Council to move forward in the challenging financial climate.

The Role:

This role is responsible for leading the closure of the Council’s accounts and the preparation of the Statement of Accounts. You will ensure these are prepared in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations and relevant codes of practice.

Working in collaboration with others, the role will be expected to monitor, analyse the impact of, and implement new legislation, regulation, and accounting standards.  

You will be empowered to influence strategy, collaborate on policy goals, offering expert analysis and interpretation, presenting options to resolve problems and exploit opportunities.

Through use of influencing skills and the provision of evidence based, strategic financial advice and guidance, this role will make a significant contribution to the delivery of services within the financial resource available. This will in turn help the Council to continue to make the best use of resources resulting in the delivery of the best outcomes for the people and place of Lincolnshire.

The Candidate:

To succeed in this role, you will have a blend of technical and interpersonal skills. Your ability to listen, interpret, influence, and challenge respectfully means that colleagues see you as trusted partner and involve you in supporting them to drive their services forward.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to a team which has a broad remit and seeks to increase the impact of its work. You will share our values – professional, respectful, resourceful, and reflective – and directly contribute to the continuous development of Lincolnshire County Council’s ‘working for a better future’ vision.

You will be a CCAB/CIMA qualified accountant who is able to think innovatively and have enthusiasm for contributing to new ways of working. You will also have the skill and flexibility to operate at a fast pace and overcome challenges readily, positively, and collaboratively. It is vital that you embrace change and can see the benefits of doing things differently to improve outcomes.


The team work on a hybrid basis, with part of the week spent connecting in the office and part of the week home based. This role would be expected to work within these arrangements.

Rewards and Benefits:

Along with a competitive salary we are offering;

• A Contributory pension

• Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work

• Sodexo Discounts and Benefits Scheme 

• Flexible working policies

• Career progression opportunities

• A generous leave entitlement with the option to buy more

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure.

Next Steps:

If this role appeals to you, then please read through the attached Job Description and summarised Job Brief prior to applying to ensure you meet the required criteria for the role and to help you with your application. Please ensure that your cover letter states why you have applied and how you feel you meet the required criteria.

Applications close on Sunday 28th July 2024 and interviews will be held week commencing 5th August 2024.

Lead Contact:

If you would like an open and informal discussion regarding this role then please contact Kelly Ridley on or call 07709 512415

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