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Finance Manager Deputy S151 Officer

Hart District Council Fleet, Hampshire; c£52,212

Named best place to live in the UK for five years running, the district of Hart continues to grow and prosper. We’re committed to making sure that our area remains an amazing place for our 91,000+ residents. But to provide outstanding, value for money services, we need you to help us progress, evolve and innovate.

As part of a dedicated finance team you will be joining a council that is exploring more ways to be innovative and creative in the way we deliver our services following the decision to bring a range of corporate services back in-house. You will support and deputise for the Head of Corporate Services & Section 151 Officer in the financial management of the council, taking the lead on day-to-day operational finance matters. The culture is supportive, with a positive feel about the place and a strong sense of direction for the future.  

As Finance Manager and Deputy S151, you will champion innovative and creative approaches to new and improved ways of working, and offer a proactive and politically sensitive approach to matters, often in the strictest confidence. You will provide sound budget management of all Council budgets including £40m pa revenue turnover, £70m capital programme over next five years, and £50m commercial property investment. You will also provide oversee management of outsourced finance contracts. This is also a great opportunity to deputise for the s151 Officer as required.

Ideally you will be a CCAB qualified accountant and will be able to demonstrate a strong track record in an understanding of local government finance and broader corporate services. You will have extensive knowledge, experiences and a clear understanding of commercial developments and their application to local government. You must be confident and experienced in working with elected members and senior officers. 

This is your opportunity to play a key part in the future success of Hart District Council. If you want to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact our Consultant at Penna: Eva Tomka on 02038492601 for a confidential discussion or for further information and to apply please click here 

Closing date: 22 May 2020