Financial Strategy Manager (Revenue)
Sector: Local Government
Date posted: 24/07/2019
Salary: £43,300 - £58,500 per annum
Kensington and Chelsea is a unique and vibrant place to work, nestled in the heart of London. Although one of the smallest London boroughs, we are one of the most densely populated in the country. The Council, its policies and leadership have changed significantly; putting residents first is now at the heart of everything we do. Working in partnership, listening to and valuing the personal experiences of people in our communities, we will act with openness, honesty, compassion and humility.
Our support services play a key role in helping the whole Council work to the best of its ability and ensure the Council can deliver on its priorities. Within that the Financial Management function has undergone some major changes, including; moving to a centralised finance function and implementing a new finance system. The priorities over the next two years are addressing the financial challenges facing the Council and embedding a culture of business partnering and adding value.
The Financial Strategy Manager (Revenue) will support the Head of Financial Strategy and Director of Financial Management in developing the Medium Term Financial Strategy to support the Council’s strategic Priorities. They will ensure relevant financial modelling is undertaken, incorporating different scenario planning assumptions. Key responsibilities will include:
- Supporting the council’s leadership at all levels and developing a strategic and workable response to the financial challenges the council faces
- Drafting the Quarterly/Annual Budget Report and Financial Strategy
- Working with the Financial Strategy Manager (Capital) to manage and co-ordinate the overall control of the Councils funding position across capital and all revenue funds
- Supporting the development of performance reporting frameworks incorporating financial and performance management measures and tools
- Proactively identifying developments in local government and wider public sector policy and finance that could impact on financial planning and the revenue and capital budgets
To be suitable for the role you need to be a fully qualified accountant with exposure to the Medium Term Financial Strategy, ideally from a corporate finance perspective, with a strong understanding of the local government funding environment. Previous modelling experience and the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders is also key.
For more information about RBKC, the interview processes and to see the job description please refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/RBKC2019 or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 0203 031 9635 for a confidential conversation.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to RBKC@allenlane.co.uk by 12th August. The cover letter should be no more then 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and why you believe you are suitable.
We want to recruit people who share our values:
- Putting communities first
- Working together