Head of Finance

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£59,625 to £64,146 Pay award pending from 1st April 2024
Ipswich, Suffolk
Job Type
Full Time

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.

About the role
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.  As such it would be an ideal career opportunity for an aspiring Section 151 Officer.  

About Ipswich
As Britain’s oldest Anglo-Saxon town, we have amazing heritage coupled with great arts and culture. We are an urban borough, home to 140,000 people and just one hour from London, all surrounded by the beautiful Suffolk countryside and coastline. Our Waterfront area, home to the University of Suffolk, the Ipswich Marina and a host of bars, restaurants and leisure facilities, builds on our proud history as a maritime powerhouse.

Let’s talk about you
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 or click apply below

Closing date: Sunday 23rd June

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This role expires 23/07/2024.
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