Strategic Finance Compliance Manager

Up to £65,000 per year (includes market supplement); South Holland District Council, Spalding, Lincolnshire

Make your mark within a high performing council going through an exciting period of change

South Holland District Council is looking for a qualified accountant to join us on our transformational journey to fulfil our ambition of financial independence and freedom from central government funding.

As Deputy S151 Officer, you will have a lead role in providing essential financial advice which will inform investment decisions and support the development of the council’s medium-term financial strategy. You will help to identify, develop and implement sustainable solutions to address investment requirements in key council assets and wider growth and commercialisation opportunities going forward.

You will develop and strengthen our collaborative working with our partner organisation, Compass Point, to ensure that sound financial information is readily available to senior stakeholders and elected members, as well as taking the lead for the timely production of statutory year accounts.

As a qualified accountant you will have already acquired statutory financial management activities expertise in a local authority, a housing association or an organisation which provides financial services to councils and like organisations. You will be a great communicator, strategic in your thinker, demonstrate commercial awareness and be able to develop productive and influential working relationships with different stakeholders, including elected members.

SHDC is highly regarded with a strong reputation for excellence and innovation. We are firmly committed to our workforce and to providing an environment in which everyone can develop and thrive. Thanks to its highly rated quality of life, attractive location, good schools and strong communities, you will also find South Holland offers a truly great place to live and work.

Benefits include a final salary pension and a flexitime scheme.

Apply by filling in the online application form.

For a confidential discussion, please contact CIPFA-Penna our designated recruitment partner for this post, E: or T: 0203 751 3319.