Deputy Director of Finance

Portsmouth, Hampshire
Up to £87,000 per annum
01 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Portsmouth is a modern, waterfront city with a unique heritage.  We are an economically vital part of the UK with a strong commercial base, thriving research industries and outstanding connectivity by road, rail, sea and air, domestically and internationally.  As a local authority we are driving forward a progressive and innovative agenda that includes a large commercial portfolio and a diverse range of public and private partnerships.  As Deputy Director of Finance, you will be ideally placed to contribute to the financial leadership of both Portsmouth City Council and our partners, in a role that will provide you with an exciting platform to build your profile as a future Director of Finance.

About the role

In this newly created role you will report directly to the Director of Finance and Resources, and work collaboratively with the Council's other Deputy Director of Finance to advance our agenda and help deliver our priorities.  You will:

  • After a successful probationary period, take up the Section 151 Officer responsibility for our partner Gosport Borough Council 
  • Lead the transformational development of Portsmouth City Council's Revenues & Benefits, Payroll, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions 
  • Provide financial acumen and strategic leadership across both Councils and play a key role in the joint management arrangements across all our partnerships
  • Work closely with the Leader and Chief Executive of both Councils deputising where appropriate on wider issues and representing us at local, national and international levels

About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with experience, talent, strategic vision and creativity.  CCAB / CIMA qualified with substantial post qualification experience you will bring a proven track record of financial management in large, complex organisations.  You will have experience of financial policy and strategy development as well as evidence of a track record of transformational leadership of financial operations and services.  Your credibility and authority, coupled with your expertise, will position you to provide outstanding advice to key decision makers.

How to Apply

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The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd September.