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Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Buckinghamshire Council
up to £115,000
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

Job Details

We are firmly focused on shaping Buckinghamshire for current and future generations. That’s why we’re committed to maintaining robust and strategic financial management to ensure the delivery of high-quality services to all residents, communities, and businesses across the county.

And for that, we need strong, proactive leadership. We are looking for an experienced and ambitious finance leader to join us as our Deputy Chief Financial Officer. In this role, you will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of our Central Strategic Finance service, which provides financial planning, budgeting, reporting, treasury management, and advice to the council.

Salary up to £115,000 per annum. 

About us

Buckinghamshire Council is a relatively new organisation that combines the strengths and expertise of the previous five councils in the county to create positive change for local people, communities, and businesses. We are firmly focused on the future and have made a clear commitment to serve residents better and to provide stronger representation for Buckinghamshire, both locally and nationally. 

Please see our recruitment information pack here:

About the role Working closely with Members and Corporate Management, you will contribute to the overall direction of the directorate to drive transformational change across the organisation. Your key areas of focus will include:

  • Responsibility for c£2.7m Revenue Budget, c£1.2bn (gross) or c£538m net Capital programme of £666m over MTFP, TM of £171 investments and £293m of borrowing
  • Serving as Deputy S151 Officer, ensuring effective member interface and briefings
  • Supporting the Director of Finance and Corporate Director for Resources in delivery of high-quality strategic aims for the council
  • Fostering a customer-centric culture and acting as a role model for customer engagement
  • Build and management cross-partner relationships, fostering collaboration and trust
  • Staying updated with trends and legislation to innovate and improve service delivery
  • Challenging performance levels, managing budgets, and setting goals for significant improvements
  • Making decisions based on cost-benefit analysis and taking ownership of outcomes
  • Encouraging creativity, diversity, and maintaining a consultative, open approach
  • Upholding integrity, embodying council values, and acting as an ambassador
  • Addressing skill gaps, coach staff, and championing development opportunities
  • Preparing for and responding to incidents, ensuring training and business continuity
  • Performing duties in line with the Council’s Constitution and policies

About you

We’re looking for someone who embodies a blend of exceptional qualifications and experience. The ideal candidate will possess substantial experience in delivering financial services within a large, complex authority and the ability to work at scale. An adaptable, transparent approach is a must, and you will use your ability to influence and collaborate with council colleagues and partners to develop the culture, deliver our aspirations, and achieve the aims for Buckinghamshire.

Other information

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Sandra Marley -

Deputy CFO (S151) (docx)

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


Company info
01296 395000
County Hall
Walton Street

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