Finance Manager – Treasury & VAT

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: Hertfordshire

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 30/03/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £46,845 - £53,042 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 – Treasury & VAT will play a key role in delivering the treasury management and VAT functions of the Council. This role will have several statutory responsibilities that include ensuring regulatory compliance, development and implementation of the Council treasury management strategy and ensuring that the Council is compliant with the VAT regime. The post holder will work with senior officers and elected members.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the coordination of the capital financing and treasury monitor and contribute to the Council’s annual budget plan, Treasury Management (TM) Strategy and Capital Strategy.
  • The provision of business focused financial advice to officers, stakeholders such as schools, the Police and Crime Commissioner and members of the County Council in respect of treasury management, banking, and VAT.
  • Overseeing the coordination and closure of the treasury and VAT aspects of the Council’s financial statement of accounts.
  • The management of the Council’s operational cash, loan portfolio of £275m, its borrowing requirement of circa. £500m, and its investment portfolio of £150m.

To be suitable, you must be an innovative qualified finance professional with a good understanding of the treasury function, 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.

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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 19th April. 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.

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.

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