Head of Finance (Deputy S151)

£62,506 to £84,566 pa
09 Jul 2019
18 Aug 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

East Hampshire and Havant Councils are at the forefront of public sector transformation.  One of the first partnerships to implement a shared Chief Executive and management structure, we have gone from strength to strength, enabling both Councils to pursue our own strategies while securing high quality services and savings. 

As our Head of Finance, you will be joining a dynamic senior leadership team, sharing the ‘can do’ ethos that plays a key role in achieving our corporate priorities, even during a period of crucial change as the two councils evolve.

As a fully qualified accountant with a proven track record of delivering results, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the Director of Corporate Services.  Applying your expert technical and statutory knowledge, and your ability to manage contractual relationships, you will play a significant role in further developing self-service skills and embedding financial knowledge into the Councils, in conjunction with our partner, Capita. You will be the day-to-day manager/liaison officer for the outsourced finance service.

Your blend of public sector accounting background and commercial focus will mean you are pivotal in delivering savings and income across both Councils.  Driving financial sustainability, you will coordinate reporting of actuals, forecasts and budgets through the outsourced finance team, establishing budgeting and statutory timetables and reporting through Cabinets, Councils and Audit Committees.

In return for your hard work and contribution, we can offer you a competitive salary, support for your continuous professional development, generous annual leave, free parking, free tea and coffee, leisure centre discounts, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and more. Take a look at our website for the full range of benefits and support we offer our staff http://www.easthants.gov.uk/benefits-working-hbc

The role will require a DBS check at standard level.

For full details of the role, including a role profile, please visit www.easthants.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers

For a full discussion about this post, in the first instance, please contact Samantha Bartlett, Executive Assistant on 02392 446501.

The closing date for the role is midnight on Sunday 18th August 2019, with interviews taking place on Tuesday 27th August 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an online personality profiling exercise. To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement to recruitmentsupport@havant.gov.uk.  Please include the reference number in your supporting statement.

The Councils are inclusive employers and appoint on merit. We are Disability Confident Employers and have a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans