Posted 3 weeks ago

A Deputy Chief Finance Officer is required by the council to:

  1. Have strategic oversight of the production of the medium-term financial plan, undertaking all necessary resourcing forecasts and determining required savings to achieve a balanced budget over the period.
  2. Develop appropriate financial models and analytics to determine financial impact of future service demands, changes in legislation and other factors on the Council’s medium term financial envelope.
  3. Report and advise  on the outcomes of the medium term financial planning process to key stakeholders through drafting budget reports, council tax reports, the medium term financial strategy, and other ad hoc reports as required.
  4. Provide leadership and guidance on the medium term financial implications of policy framework changes relating to the Council’s corporate functions, identifying options to mitigate their effect.
  5. To support the Councils’ commercial agendas, strengthening of the skill base within the Finance function and modernisation of finance processes (both people and system-based across the organisation).
  6. To lead on major systems projects, aspects of financial planning and budget processing and business process re-engineering.
  7. To support the Councils’ commercial agendas, strengthening of the skill base within the Finance function and modernisation of finance processes (both people and system-based across the organisation).
  8. To lead on major systems projects, aspects of financial planning and budget processing and business process re-engineering.

A detailed job specification is available on request.

Key qualifications and skills:

  • Membership of appropriate professional body e.g. CIPFA, or other CCAB body.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Educated to a degree level
  • Key knowledge and intelligence of changing financial legislation and initiatives that impact on the public sector
  • Local Authority knowledge and intelligence
  • Ability to translate strategic concepts into achievable priorities and objectives, and to interpret all financial policies to provide a service to all
  • Ability to work with complex financial information
  • Flexibility within approved financial standards
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team to deliver results using coaching and performance management tools, within the constraints of day-to-day function management
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and produce high quality work under pressure
  • Report writing, presentation and influencing skills
  • Strong numerical and verbal reasoning skills
  • Able to communicate effectively and with discretion on difficult/challenging situations whether in the media, with members of the public, with councillors or with colleagues
  • Fully competent in financial manipulation and presentation of data using appropriate software

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