Head of Policy and Technical

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London, Birmingham, Chester or Edinburgh

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 04/05/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: c. £80,000 per annum

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Are you an agent for change?

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy is more than an accountancy membership body. We are a global organisation dedicated to public financial management supporting and improving public services to change people’s lives for the better.

Our educational and advisory services support our members, students and other public finance professionals throughout their careers, helping them add value to their teams and organisations. Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. We champion high performance in public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services.

We already add a huge amount of value to the public sector globally but we want to do more. Which is why are recruiting for a Head of Policy and Technical to play a key role in developing and growing our offering.

The Head of Policy and Technical will be an important face of CIPFA. You will need to establish productive relationships with key decision makers and influencers across governments, regulators and the public sector to support in building a position where CIPFA is actively involved in and influencing the development of public finance management, ethics and governance in the UK and internationally.

The role will vary hugely, from leading the delivery of CIPFA’s technical work, speaking at conferences, providing advice to senior stakeholders, commenting to the media, to working to develop CIPFA services.

To be suitable for the role you need to be a qualified accountant, with an excellent understanding of technical accounting. You will need to be confident and credible in a range of public financial management topics, you will have a collaborative approach and the ability to develop relationships and influence across a wide range of stakeholders. Excellent leaderships skills and proven experience of modernising and being an agent of change are essential.

Going forward CIPFA will offer very flexible working arrangements, with the ability for the majority of your time being working from home. When you are in the office, you can be based at any of the four main offices in Birmingham, Chester, Edinburgh or London.

If you would like further information, please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on willryan@allenlane.co.uk  or 07789 871 864 for a confidential conversation.

 

To apply, please send your CV and supporting statement by Monday 24th May. The supporting statement should be no more than two pages and should say why you are interested in the role and specific examples of your relevant experience.

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