Deputy Head Of Financial Services

£55,880 - £60,352 per annum
04 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Powys is increasing the pace of change, the county council has a new leader, a new cabinet and fresh ideas that are designed to set the authority on course for a strong and vibrant future. The emerging Vision 2025 sets out initial thoughts on what the priorities should be with a focus on the economy, health and care, learning and skills and residents and communities.

To coordinate this ambition, we are currently looking for a talented and experienced leader to support the Head of Financial Services in the provision of high quality and professional financial services to a cost effective and transforming Council. In Finance we are moving away from traditional accounting towards a professional service that can advise on wider accounting business models to support the accelerated pace of change. To support this change the Finance department has recently completed a restructure, whereby roles have been updated to fulfil the changing financial skills the council now needs. The team are developing their skills, and a number of new roles have been introduced to strengthen the senior expertise.

This role will be involved in collaboration and commercialisation projects and engage with a wide range of stakeholders, as well as oversight for the key technical accounting considerations. “Right First Time” has become our mantra to ensure our team works successfully to remove bureaucracy, change culture and add value to stakeholders.

You will be a fully qualified accountant (CCAB / CIMA), with a proven track record of achievement and the ability to influence change and support service improvement. You must be able to lead with vision, enthusiasm and integrity and champion a culture of change and dynamism, which motivate and set direction for the team.

How to apply

If you would like to have an informal and confidential discussion about these roles, please contact Jane Thomas on 01597 827789 or by email:

For further details and to apply visit our website

Email: Phone: 01597 826409

Closing Date: 26th September 2017

Please state any dates when you will not be available for interview in October 2017.