Finance Manager – Financial Planning & Accounts

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 08/01/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £48,531 - £51,622 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. As part of this ongoing transformation, and to ensure finance continues to be a high performing function, we are continuously reviewing how finance can best support the organisation and are adapting our team and approach to deliver the best service.

We are also keen to support and develop our staff as much as we can. We have numerous examples across the finance team of staff being promoted and rotated into new roles, and when we do return to the office post Covid we will be continuing to offer flexible working.

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 managing the annual financial cycle, leading the team through change and the delivery of the best possible service.

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 25th January. 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.

On the microsite you can also find out more about the virtual open evening we are hosting with senior stakeholders on Wednesday 20th January at 5.30pm. It will give you the chance to find out more about the opportunity and what it is like to work at Hertfordshire.

The Council is currently developing new ways of working, outlining how staff can work more flexibly in the future, building on lessons learnt during the pandemic. This is likely to mean that, where they wish to, staff can spend the majority of their time working remotely.

*plus excellent benefits

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