Join a prestigious Local authority seeking a strategic accountant to fortify its Financial Management division. This is a CCAB qualified role, requiring a proven track record in local government finance leadership.

Your Responsibilities:

In this pivotal position, you will take the reins in maintaining the financial stability of the organization for the long term. You will hold ultimate responsibility for annual budget setting processes, encompassing the preparation and delivery of revenue and capital budgets. Your role extends to crafting Medium Term Financial Strategies and establishing Council Tax levels for two boroughs, encompassing growth and savings plans aligned with the priorities of both Councils. Leading a high-performing team, you will provide essential financial support to service managers while overseeing budget management across a diverse array of services, including community safety and corporate support services.

About You:

This is a CCAB qualified role, and we seek an individual with demonstrated experience in providing strategic financial direction within local government. You will excel in offering advice to ensure efficient and value-driven service delivery, all while maintaining a holistic organizational perspective. Your ability to communicate complex financial matters to various stakeholders is paramount. With a knack for meeting deadlines and adept task prioritization, you will facilitate the achievement of service goals and ambitions. As the representative of the Section 151 Officer, you will collaborate with Service Directors and senior officers to evaluate the financial implications of new service proposals, offer insights to senior officers and Members, and ensure spending aligns with the Council's priorities and accounting policies.