Finance Manager – Financial Planning & Accounts

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 15/06/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £48,531 - £51,622 per annum + excellent benefits (Pay award pending)


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. As part of this ongoing transformation, and to ensure finance continues to be a high performing function, we have reviewed how finance supports the organisation, reorganised our structure and created new roles to help meet these challenges.

The Finance Manager – Financial Planning and Accounting will play a key role in helping deliver the financial sustainability of the organization They will manage the Financial Planning and Accounts team playing a key role in the preparing the Integrated Plan and supporting the Head of Corporate finance with identifying service improvements and the closure of accounts.

Key responsibilities will include;

  • Managing the coordination of the Integrated Planning process (the council’s medium-term financial strategy)
  • overseeing the coordination of the monthly and quarterly corporate budget monitoring processes, ensuring information is of high quality and providing challenge where necessary.
  • Understanding of resources to fund the revenue budget, providing accurate forecasts for the Integrated Plan and monitoring process
  • Ensuring sound financial accounting is maintained and understanding and promoting best practice in this area

To be suitable, you must be an innovative qualified finance professional with a good understanding of financial planning, and good technical knowledge, including around financial reporting. The ability to build relations, influence and challenge senior stakeholders and explained complex financial information is also essential.

To see the job description and for further information on Hertfordshire County Council please refer to

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to by Monday 13th July. 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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