Head of Finance

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
£70,988 to £75,551
24 Mar 2021
18 Apr 2021
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Head of Finance

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

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 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).

We are currently adopting agile working, including the ability for the successful candidate to work remotely three days per week.

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.

What we offer:-

Salary £70,988 to £75,551, including £898 pa Fringe Allowance and £300pa Travel Allowance.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, 28 days’ holiday - rising to 30 days, a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, flexible working, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out.

Closing Date: 18th April 2021

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Alison Scott, Director of Finance.

A basic DBS check will be carried out for this post.

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