Finance Manager (Commercial/Capital)

  • £62,457 - 70,401 per year
  • Islington, Greater London, England
  • Permanent

Spencer Clarke Group are working with a London local authority to secure a Finance Manager focusing on Capital and Commercial.


You will be joining a highly experienced and dedicated capital team within the local authority.


Join a dynamic team at the Finance Department of the Council and play a pivotal role in achieving our objectives aimed at providing the best value for residents and ensuring financial sustainability.


To be strongly considered for this position our client is seeking someone who does have local authority expereince.


Key Objectives:


  • Deliver the best value for residents by optimizing outcomes at lower costs.
  • Maintain robust systems and processes for accurate and democratised information.
  • Drive impactful change through evidence-based strategies.
  • Support and empower our workforce to excel as leaders and professionals.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide strategic vision and financial advice for sustainable development.
  • Manage resources effectively and ensure budgetary control.
  • Prepare and present high-quality reports for informed decision-making.
  • Support financial planning and develop funding strategies.
  • Act as a strategic advisor and foster customer-focused finance service.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and maintain financial controls.
  • Lead and motivate staff, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Drive change initiatives and identify commercial opportunities.
  • Embrace digital innovation to support service-wide strategies.




  • Relevant qualifications and significant post-qualification experience.
  • Strategic management experience in a large organization, preferably local government.
  • Proven stakeholder persuasion skills and resource management experience.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to analyse information objectively and drive change initiatives.
  • Proficiency in IT tools and digital technologies.



  • Full member of CCAB (preferably CIPFA), CIMA, CFA, or ACT with significant post-qualification experience.
  • Evidence of significant relevant continuing professional development.



  • Strategic management experience in a large public sector organization, preferably local government.
  • Extensive experience in closing accounts within a large organisation.


How to apply


About Spencer Clarke Group 

Here at Spencer Clarke Group, we pride ourselves on connecting you with the best career opportunities; our experienced Consultants have extensive market knowledge in Accountancy and Finance and will also provide expert career advice along the way. 


When you join us, you will receive: 

  • Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities
  • Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency professionals 


Spencer Clarke Group offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £350* so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to Matt Byrne Fraser on remembering to include your details as well. 

*T's & C's apply. 




Matt Byrne-Fraser Managing Consultant

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