Head of Finance

£66,424 to £70,693 plus allowances included p.a.
28 Feb 2018
25 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full time

What we are looking for:-

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of the entire finance service for Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council.  Previous experience of running a finance service in a complex organisation (preferably local government) is preferred.

The role holder will be required to lead and manage the finance service.  You will be expected to provide efficient and effective customer focused results.  You will also be required to develop and lead the implementation of the finance strategy and take forward the development of the finance service.

You will need to be comfortable working in a fast paced environment and be a problem solver.  This will require you to be highly motivated and constantly driving for improvement in service delivery.  You will work closely with members and senior officers of the Councils to ensure that they effectively manage their financial resources. 

Both Councils are undergoing a range of service improvement and transformation projects and programmes and are also undertaking a number of exciting ventures with external partners.  You will be expected to play a full part in these schemes.  You will sit on the Watford Borough Council Leadership Team and represent both Councils as company director on a number of companies.  You will also be expected to deputise for the Section 151 Officer when required.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person who will be joining two ambitious and welcoming Councils.

Qualified CCAB Accountant (preferably CIPFA) would be beneficial.

The job description and person specification for the role provides full details of the expectations and requirements.  

A Basic Disclosure check will be carried out for this post.

About Three Rivers District Council

Three Rivers District in Rickmansworth, South West Hertfordshire, straddles the North West corner of the M25 on the edge of Greater London. The district is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns and the area has a diverse range of sectors and businesses, including Warner Brothers at Leavesden which forms part of a studio cluster, along with Elstree and Pinewood which are a short drive away.

About Watford Borough Council

Watford is an urban borough in South West Hertfordshire. Watford has excellent transport links with mainline rail connections to London. Watford is the centre of a sub region serving around 500,000 people living within a 20 minute travelling time catchment.  As part of the London commuter belt, Watford is strongly influenced by London which brings the benefits of a buoyant economy.

Watford is currently undergoing a transformation programme which aims create a customer-focused, digitally-enabled and commercially-minded organisation of the future.

Informal Enquires:  If you would like further information or an informal chat regarding this role, please contact Joanne Wagstaffe on 01923 278189

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