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Interim Head of Service Finance

North West, interim 12 months, £ competitive

CIPFA-Penna are working with a leading local authority based in the North West to recruit a Head of Service Finance, for an interim period of approximately 12 months.

Reporting to the council's s151 officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for shaping the delivery of first-rate business partnering to a multitude of services across the council. Liaising with directors and senior managers of different directorates, the emphasis will be on guiding the strategic direction of these services, as well as managing a team to ensure effective business partnering (aimed at facilitating better decision-making and improved budgetary performance) is practiced.

Applicants should be qualified accountants with demonstrable experience of high performance in similar leadership roles of a service-facing nature within large local authority environments. They should also be familiar with the typical financial and operational challenges that arise from key services such services as social care.

For more information or to express your interest please contact Jonathon Sheppard, Senior Consultant at CIPFA-Penna: