Head of Finance, Services
London - 52,000 - 62,000 per annum + excellent benefits

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 16 November 2017

Hertfordshire is known as the County of Opportunity. To deliver this promise, the County Council has set out four key strategic priorities that enable all residents to thrive and live full lives as confident citizens; have the opportunity to be healthy and safe; give them the chance to take part and be more active in their local communities; and for citizens, employees and businesses to prosper in a Hertfordshire economy that is strong and resilient.

Aligned with this ambitious and rewarding vision, Council staff are working hard to respond positively and proactively to a wide range of operational and financial challenges. Drawing on a strong track record of high performance and ongoing transformation, they are looking at every part of their services to identify and implement innovative approaches to ensure quality services are delivered for all those who live in, work in or visit the county.

The Head of Finance, Services reports in to the Assistant Director of Finance and is responsible for leading the Finance Business Partner team supporting Adult Care Services and Public Health, Environment, Community Protection and Resources. The role is responsible for ensuring that service boards and budget managers are provided with appropriate financial advice and support, ensuring that finance is at the heart of decision making.

Key responsibilities will include;

  • Leading on the development of the business partner team to deliver service improvement and efficiencies.
  • Providing strategic advice and constructive challenge to Chief Officers and Service Boards on financial matters.
  • Identifying, developing and delivering service and efficiency improvements and championing a culture of service improvement within the Business partner group.
  • Acting as the finance lead on major council programmes/procurement ensuring robust financial governance in place and programmes deliver value to the council.

To be suitable, you must be a finance professional with excellent communications skills and the ability to influence and challenge senior stakeholders. Proven experience of developing and leading teams and delivering a business partnering function across a complex organisation is essential.

To see the job description and for further information on Hertfordshire County Council please refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/herts2017

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9635. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Hertscc@allenlane.co.uk by Monday 4th December. The cover letter should be no more then two pages and should say why you are interested in the role and why you believe you are suitable.

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