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Head of Finance, Maidstone Borough Council

Maidstone Borough Council
Maidstone, Kent
£62,817 – £80,482
Closing date
20 Feb 2022

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Finance
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time
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The Role

This is a key role at Maidstone Borough Council.

You will be part of the Wider Leadership Team at Maidstone and will head up the finance and accounting function, including procurement.

The postholder will be deputy Section 151 officer and has a key role in preparation of the Council’s annual budget and its financial statements.

This role also involves responsibility for administering the Kent Business Rates Pool, so has a high profile across the county. 

The Organisation

The Council’s has a sustainable financial position, and our ambition and aspiration to deliver the Council’s vision and priorities are strong.

We have used our financial strength effectively to generate service improvements and to invest in making the borough a thriving place.

Our strengths – our people, knowledge and expertise – and our capacity for investment, innovation and improvement ensure that our delivery track record is excellent.

This role plays a central part in the Council’s proactive financial management, by working with Directors and Heads of Service to enable the efficient use of resources.


You will be a qualified accountant with strong technical skills, probably from within a local authority environment, who is keen to take on wider responsibilities and work across the whole range of Council financial and commercial activities.

The role will suit an ambitious candidate, for whom stepping up to a deputy Section 151 role in a substantial district authority is the right career move.

Next Steps

For more information and to apply, please click on the Apply Button below.

For an informal discussion, please contact Andrew Tromans on 07805 226 301 or at

Closing date: 20th February 2022.

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