Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Sector: Local Government
Location: North West
Date posted: 13/08/2021
Duration: 5 months
Salary: £650 - £750 per day
An interesting new opportunity has arisen at a Local Authority in the North West for an interim Deputy Chief Finance Officer to join the organisation and add strength to the team at a busy time.
Working closely with the CFO, you will take the lead on three key work areas in particular: team restructure; Medium Term Financial Plan update; and the launch of an organisation wide savings programme. In addition to these specific areas, the role will extend to supporting the CFO with the long term financial strategy an organising the team to deliver the service across treasury management, commercial, investments housing revenue and pay services.
You should be a qualified accountant with significant senior level finance experience in local government, or the wider public sector. Previous experience of restructures and leading key initiatives across finance will be important. The ideal candidate is likely to demonstrate good team management across finance and governance and will be able to inspire confidence in the organisation’s financial position and financial management. In order to hit the ground running, awareness of the landscape and first rate communication skills will be very important.
This will be a challenging role where the full application of your skills will benefit the organisation and, in return, should make for a rewarding contract.