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Executive Director of Finance (S151)

North Northamptonshire Council
£140,683 - £151,033
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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If these are the sort of words that excite you, and you’re ready to inspire our teams with fresh and innovative plans, then we want to hear from you. Because here at North Northamptonshire Council, we’re transforming for the better, and using all our creativity and imagination to improve the lives of everyone we work with. 

Inheriting a stable team that is performing well but keen to do even better, you’ll be tasked with developing a finance function that will drive and enable radical transformation across the entire council – we’re looking for someone who can provide financial resilience and sustainability, whilst also encouraging fresh thinking and innovation – enabling us to be the best that we can be. 

So, as a collaborative and inspirational leader, you’ll look after all things finance, and will have statutory responsibility under Section 151 of the Local Government Act. This means you’ll bring expertise across accounting, financial planning, budget preparation/control, and financial systems. However, more importantly, the ability the provide sound strategic financial advice and challenge to members and senior leaders will be required for success. 

In addition to being our finance lead, you will also support the wider BIG50 future vision. This is a strategic area-based blueprint, rather than an organisational one, which is focused on improving the lives of our residents. This BIG50 Vision has three priorities: we want our area to be a proud place where people feel inspired and safe, to be a prosperous place where business can thrive and a skilled people can achieve their ambitions, and to be a proactive place where issues are faced and everyone can live their best life. 

We’ve laid the foundations, and now we’re looking for someone like you to bring their own ideas to the table. This is a brilliant opportunity for a visionary, forward thinking finance professional who wants to make a real difference. 

To find out more, please visit or 

get in touch with our consultants at CIPFA\ Penna: 

Andrew Tromans on 07805 226 301 or Ali Tasker on 07514 724 114.

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