Finance Manager and Deputy s151 Officer
East Devon is one of the eight Devon districts and in population terms is the largest in the County. Our district is set in one of the most attractive parts of the country to live in and the coastline forms part of England’s first World Heritage site. There are also Areas of Outstanding Beauty within the district making it a beautiful place to live and work.
As a Council, East Devon is committed to delivering outstanding services across the area and have ambitious plans to grow and develop their organisation, people and services further.
As part of this continuous improvement an exciting new role has been added to the finance team, Finance Manager and Deputy s151 Officer.
Reporting to the Strategic Lead for Finance and Section 151 Officer, this role will be responsible for the management and performance of the Financial Services team and provision of strategic and procedural financial advice to the Council.
You will also be the finance lead for various ambitious and exciting commercial projects which the council is currently involved in.
This role will work closely with the Section 151 Officer to ensure effective and efficient financial information is delivered and will also work closely with the wider organisation to deliver substantial business transformation and change agenda ensuring every element is financially viable.
It is essential that you are a qualified accountant, have experience of working in a fast paced, challenging environment and can demonstrate considerable financial knowledge of accounting standards and codes of practice in Local Government. Effective communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to lead, manage and influence people is also highly advantageous.