Head of Finance
London - 71,000 - 79,000 per annum

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 03 January 2017

The principles which guide London Borough of Barnet’s approach are Fairness; Responsibility; and Opportunity. The Council is focused on managing their finances effectively, providing value for money and generating more income locally. They want to ensure residents are more involved and taking on a greater responsibility for their local areas as well as providing personalised and integrated health and social care. Barnet are a ‘Commissioning Council’ allowing them to source the best possible services from across the market.

To support this provision of best possible service and to ensure this continued focus on value for money they are currently recruiting a Head of Finance.

Reporting to the Director of Resources the Head of Finance will manage a small team and lead the delivery of the mid-term financial strategy and budget planning process across the organisation. Other key responsibilities will include;

  • Being the retained client to the finance function in the Customer and Support Group contract;
  • Providing and or commissioning financial analysis and advice for a number of regeneration and transformation programmes across the council;
  • Influencing policy development by providing information on financial impact;
  • Co-ordinating reports to members on financial performance.

To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified commercially aware accountant with a commitment to customer focus and the ability to manage numerous relationships. Proven experience of budget setting across a complex organisation is essential as is the ability to communicate with senior managers and influence and challenging when needed. A track record of leading teams and delivering on cost savings is also essential.

For more information on the role please refer to http://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/barnet. For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9635. 

Interested candidates should email a CV with a covering letter expressing their reasons for interest and current salary details to barnet@allenlane.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: 23rd January 2017.

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