Head of Finance

Due to recent promotions, exciting opportunities have arisen for two Heads of Finance to support our Adult Care and Communities directorates.

We are looking for experienced, flexible, highly motivated qualified accountants to lead their respective teams in delivering a diverse range of financial services.  The role includes the provision of financial support and advice to directorates and the chance to help shape their key strategic decisions. 

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Finance & Public Protection
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Operations & Finance
G14: 55,503 - 60,578
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Hours per week
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Politically Restricted Post
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Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your career?  Are you ambitious, a leader, politically and commercially aware?  Can you demonstrate working successfully at a senior level in a large, complex organisation?  Do you have the determination to drive further improvement in a high performing team? 

If so, Lincolnshire County Council has two opportunities for Heads of Finance to lead the Adult Care and Communities teams.

As a member of the Council's senior finance management team you will help shape the Council's finance strategy and drive improvement across the wider team.  You will lead, manage and develop your own team, providing strategic and operational support to Adult Care or the Communities directorates and their senior management teams.  The roles include providing financial advice on strategic decisions, as well as support with budget setting, monitoring and reporting, and completion of the financial statements.  

You will be able to evidence successful leadership of a team, preferably within local government or the public sector.   

The roles involve managing teams of circa 15 FTE based in the thriving cathedral city of Lincoln.  An attractive salary is offered, along with the chance to work in a friendly, high performing authority.  You will help maintain and develop an excellent, professional and highly respected finance team that will assist the Council in achieving its strategic objectives.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact Tony Warnock, Operations and Financial Advice Manager, on 01522 553250.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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