Finance Manager (Technical)

Colchester Borough Council
04 Jan 2019
28 Jan 2019
Job Type

Hays Senior Finance is delighted to be working in partnership with Colchester Borough Council who prides itself on being a forward thinking and dynamic Council.

Colchester is a busy and vibrant Borough, one of the fastest growing places in the UK with a diverse arts and cultural offer, good schools, affordable housing and with areas of outstanding natural beauty. This is a fantastic place to live and work, and they are very proud of their heritage and ambitious plans. They have an exciting opportunity and are seeking to appoint a Finance Manager (Technical) to join their finance team.

The Finance Manager is a pivotal role where you will lead the provision of an effective corporate budget, as well as leading the Councils Treasury Management Service. You will also be responsible for completion of the Councils Annual Accounts. Working closely with the Councils S151 officer, you will lead, manage and direct the Technical team in the most effective, customer focused manner in line with the Councils wider strategic objectives.

Be able to deal with a range of key stakeholders and political leaders across the Council and be commercially aware. Experience of working within local government is not essential to be successful in this role, however we would expect to see relevant and transferable skills and experience that would be appropriate to working in a complex, political, service environment.

The Finance Manager will be a qualified accountant (CCAB, CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA or equivalent) with experience of managing staff, have a strong understanding of financial accounting and be able to evidence a significant role in the preparation of final accounts and the delivery of treasury management services. As a finance professional you will join the Council as a Technical specialist with a primary focus on leading the team and delivering an excellent Financial Accounting and Treasury Management service to the wider Council.

This is a unique opportunity for you to be a part of a transforming finance team where you will enjoy significant exposure at senior levels of the organisation and have the chance to progress your career.

In return Colchester Borough Council are offering a competitive salary including excellent benefits and a wide range of flexible working arrangements For more information about the role and organisation please visit or contact Lucy West Senior Business Director at Hays Senior Finance who is the retained consultant working with Colchester Borough Council.

Alternatively, please click apply now with your up to date CV.

Closing date for all applications will be on: Sunday 27 th January 2019

Interviews will take place on the 14th and 15th February 2019 times tbc