Interim Head of Finance

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 30/08/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: 3 - 6 months

Salary: £600 - £675 per day


A London Borough currently has a need for an Interim Head of Finance to head up  and support a  complex and wide ranging directorate which includes: Environment; Leisure;  Planning; Engineering; and Housing Management, Repairs, and Development (total spend c£500m per annum).

Main Duties:

  • You will be a member of directorate management team and key contact for the Executive Director, and regular cabinet member engagement
  • You will lead a team of 12 finance officers (business partners, capital project advisors and management accountants) to embody values of business partnering approach: working proactively with services to provide high-quality financial support to facilitate delivery of organisational outcomes.
  • You will be responsible for financial scrutiny and oversight of the council’s ambitious £1bn+ capital programme, incorporating the Community Investment Programme; the authorities plan to deliver over 3,000 new homes and a range of other community assets such as schools through mostly self-financed projects.
  • Support the development and delivery of new wholly owned housing company.

  Technical Knowledge and Experience:

  • CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountant
  • A detailed knowledge of the strategic and technical framework within which individual local government services operate
  • Experience of working with politicians
  • Senior management experience
  • Delivery of significant change programmes

Register Interest

33 King Street, St. James’s,
London, SW1Y 6RJ

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