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        Head of Finance

        Job number JM-HoF-LG


        £66,000 - £83,000


        Local Government





        Job Type


        Enfield Council is a dynamic local authority driven by a clear vision of how we will transform the borough, address inequality and create a lifetime of opportunities for everyone who lives, works and learns in Enfield.

        Following the recent restructuring of the finance function, we are looking to appoint a Head of Finance for Environment and Communities; Temporary Accommodation and Housing Gateway Limited.

        As Head of Finance, you will be supporting the Director of Finance – Corporate to provide budget management, planning and reporting support to directorates, to meet statutory and best practice financial requirements, and promote the Council’s corporate plan and values.

        Key responsibilities include:

        • Providing high-quality professional advice to the Director of Finance – Corporate, Executive Directors (including the S151 Officer), Chief Executive, Members, Committees and external bodies on all finance matters related to the functions of the Council.
        • Ensuring that Directorate Management Teams and the budget managers in the directorate have access to sound and timely financial advice on policy and strategic issues and be responsible for developing and enhancing the financial management competencies of budget managers
        • Providing the financial lead on revenue and capital (where appropriate) budget proposals and ensuring that there is compliance with the Council’s constitution and financial framework
        • Report writing, including completion of regular corporate monitoring reports and other ad hoc reports for Service Directors, the Executive Management Team (EMT) and Members
        • Financial modelling and analysing data to inform decision-making and long-term business planning
        • Leading, managing and developing the finance team to ensure robust support for the organisation, drive forward improvements, and to ensure an ability to be flexible with changing demands
        • Leading on closure of accounts processes including closure preparations and audit requirements in accordance with the closing timetable, guidance and statutory publication deadlines

        To be suitable for the role you need to be a qualified accountant (CCAB, CIMA or equivalent).  You will have substantial experience of successful strategic financial management, financial planning, and budget preparation as well as delivering finance service improvements and supporting the delivery of strategic projects and initiatives.

        You will be have the gravitas to support senior leaders, be driven to succeed, and thrive on new challenges. If you are a senior finance leader with energy, who enjoys new challenges and a fast-paced environment this could be the role for you.

        Enfield offers a hybrid working arrangement, at least one day per week in the office with additional attendance required to meet service needs.

        We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do – by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you.

        Why it’s great to work for Enfield Council:

        • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
        • Up to 32 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas
        • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles
        • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months
        • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods
        • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family
        • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work
        • 1 month paid sabbatical for Children’s Social Workers

        In order to apply, please send your CV and supporting statement (no longer than 2 pages) outlining how you feel you meet the criteria of the role.

        To discuss your suitability, contact Jack Murphy at 07921335786 /

        Closing date for applications: Monday 25th March at 23:59
        Interviews: 4th or 9th of April

        If you are interested in other finance roles within Local Government, please view our latest jobs.

        Recruiting for this role:

        Jack Murphy

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