Head of Finance

As Head of Finance, you will be pivotal in the delivery of our financial transformation programme which seeks to improve efficiency, procurement, finance processes and protocols and financial systems. 

Ipswich is a town with a rich heritage and an exciting future. As a regional centre, we play a vital role in Suffolk’s economic success. This is the perfect time to join us. We have developed a new corporate strategy and operating model that maximises the many opportunities available to us and defines our core purpose to champion our community and revitalise our town.

We are on an exciting journey as we look to champion our vibrant communities and prioritise the revitalisation of our county town, Ipswich. As part of this, we are looking for a proactive, passionate and positive Head of Finance to bring financial expertise and leadership to the delivery of our ambition.

Reporting to the Council’s Assistant Director, Finance and working closely with our Director of Resources, this is your opportunity to make a broad and important contribution to the Council’s financial governance including liaising with internal and external audit, being the senior finance representative attending committee and external meetings, developing financial policy and internal financial controls, and overseeing the production of the annual Statement of Accounts.

Our finance team will report to you, who cover the full range of a local authority finance function. This includes budgetary control, financial reporting, management accounting, treasury management, income collection and maintaining the corporate finance ICT system, Agresso. Each service area has an assigned Business Support Accountant, who works with the Head of Service on all financial matters.

As Head of Finance, you be will pivotal in the delivery of our financial transformation programme which seeks to improve efficiency, procurement, finance processes and protocols and financial systems.

This is a great opportunity, to help Ipswich Borough Council’s future financial policy and achievements as well as being part of the corporate management team to drive delivery of our new Corporate Plan.

This is a role for a passionate qualified accountancy professional who will bring a wealth of enthusiasm, supplemented with experience of working in a complex, multi-faceted financial leadership role. We will give you the support and opportunity to develop and grow.

For a confidential discussion, contact our retained advisors at Tile Hill: Mark Bearn (07747 181490) or email mark.bearn@tile-hill.co.uk

Further reading

Senior Management Group Structure Chart

Financial Strategies & MTFS

Finance team structure chart

Job Description

 

Location

Grafton House

Salary

£59,625 – £64,146

Application closing date

23rd June 2024
 

Job type

37 hours per week

Permanent

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

Contact Us

  • 01473 432000