Deputy Chief Finance Officer
Two Councils One Team
Over the past couple of years Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District have come together creating a progressive partnership: two sovereign councils each with a unique identity and a shared vision of the future. Through joining our workforce and fostering a modern, collaborative culture, we are serving our residents in a more customer focussed and cost-effective way.
This process of joint transformation has seen the two councils move to a single shared officer team, helping to protect services in a time of reducing budgets, realising savings, and ensuring a modern, high quality and resilient professional team. At the same time the strategic profile of both organisations within the region is set to grow.
As part of this programme, we are recruiting a number of exciting new senior opportunities in Finance to continue our momentum and shape a new joint service.
The post of Deputy Chief Finance Officer is a key role in developing this new service. Acting as the Deputy Section 151 Officer for both councils, as a CCAB qualified accountant, you will provide strategic leadership to the Finance function, delivering high quality business partnering, financial accounting, financial systems, and transactional finance services to both councils and a range of council owned companies.
Overall, you will bring a track record of success in a public sector finance role; strong all round communication and management skills; credibility; a high level of technical expertise; and an openness to innovation and new ways of delivering services.