Head of Corporate Finance

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 07/11/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £64,000 - £73,000 per annum


As the county of opportunity, we want Hertfordshire to continue to be a county where people are able to live healthy, fulfilling lives in thriving, prosperous communities.

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 Corporate Finance reports in to the Assistant Director of Finance and plays a critical role at the heart of the organisation supporting the council in tackling the financial challenges ahead.  The successful candidate will need to work with stakeholders in the provision of strategic financial advice, ensuring that finance is at the heart of decision making.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading on the provision of strategic financial advice on local, regional and national financial matters to the Director and members.
  • Co-ordinate the Councils financial cycle across the Council, including developing options for the Council to meet the financial challenges it faces.
  • Driving strategic and operational improvements in financial practice standards across the authority.
  • Ensuring key financial systems and processes support achievement of outcomes

To be suitable, you must be an innovative qualified finance professional, with both strong technical skills and the ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation. Proven experience of leading teams and also implementing and managing change is essential.

To see the job description and for further information on Hertfordshire County Council please refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/hcc-hocf. For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Will Ryan or Matthew Swindell at Allen Lane on 020 3031 9635.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to HCC@allenlane.co.uk by Monday 25th November. 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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