Head of Service – Finance and Property and Statutory Section 151 Officer

Salary package:

Up to £88,321 plus a relocation of up to £8,000

This is a fantastic opportunity for a forward thinking effective leader to play a pivotal role in shaping the service to meet the needs of the Corporate Plan and Denbighshire’s future vision.

As Head of Service and Section 151 Officer, you will have a relevant professional qualification with the necessary experience to confidently manage and lead an innovative and effective service. As a leader you will be adept in thinking strategically, providing a clear financial direction for the Council with the ability to act as S151 Officer.

You will provide strategic leadership for the following areas:

  • Accountancy – Accountancy and Exchequer
  • Business and Risk
  • Management Accounting and Assurance
  • Payments and Payroll
  • Systems Support
  • Corporate Asset Management
  • Property Services

The successful candidate will be familiar with working in a political environment and be able to build and develop effective relationships and partnerships with elected members and a range of key stake holders. Ambition, resilience and a desire to make things happen will all be key attributes, alongside excellent leadership abilities and a commitment to providing modern and efficient services.

Profile

The key responsibilities of the post are as follows:

  • Statutory Section 151 Officer
  • Financial Functions
  • Ensuring safeguards are in place to control all service budgets and responsibility for final sign off with Council
  • Housing and council tax budget
  • Tax collection responsibility
  • Corporate Budgets
  • Debt Portfolio
  • Audit property revenues and benefits accountancy and exchequer and accountancy
  • Ensuring safeguards are in place to control all service budgets
  • Corporate Landlord
  • Property Portfolio Responsibility

In addition to the above, the post holder is responsible for the following:

  • Accountancy – Accountancy and Exchequer
  • Business and Risk
  • Management Accounting and Assurance
  • Payments and Payroll
  • Systems Support
  • Corporate Asset Management
  • Property Services

For an informal discussion please contact our retained consultant Ian Jeffcott on 07882 672653 or 01824 719112 or Judith Greenhalgh, Chief Executive on 01824 706128.

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