Head of Finance

Posted 05 January 2022
Salary £467 - 600 per day
Job type Contract
DisciplineAccountancy & Finance
Contact NameMatt Byrne-Fraser

Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head Of Finance to join Hackney Council on a Contract Basis. This role is to join Hackney Council’s Children and Education Directorate.


1. To provide strategic financial leadership for the directorate.

2. To have overall responsibility for the management of the directorate finances, financial management, including financial strategies, revenue and capital budgets, the accounts, financial systems and financial information to Members and third parties.

3. To lead an innovative proactive and responsive finance function in partnership with Group Directors and Directors to ensure the Medium Term Financial Strategy is delivered alongside service priorities.

4. To lead on behalf of the Council in negotiations with third parties on matters of significant financial consequence.

5. To deputise for the Director of Finance as and when required


1. Track record of strategically managing major capital and revenue budgets while delivering high quality value for money services.

2. Evidence of managing and directing major service delivery initiatives and projects from inception to implementation within budget and within set timescales.

3. Track record of strong effective leadership, with proven ability to provide vision and direction to managers, individuals and teams and to gain ownership, commitment, trust and good morale.

4. Track record of developing and embedding high performance management culture with a clear development focus, including translating strategic plans into individual and team objectives.

5. Track record of effective strategic planning and the delivery of high quality customer focused services.

 6. Track recording of applying strong analytical skills and lateral thinking to develop creative innovative service solutions.

7. Evidence of highly developed oral, written and presentational skills.

8. Detailed understanding of the uses and implementation of financial information systems and new technology.

9. A track record of delivering and managing services in a manner that promotes equality of opportunity.

10. The postholder must be aware of and comply with health and safety legislation and Council health and safety policy as relevant to their post.

11. Required to work outside of normal office hours and to attend evening meetings or committees, for which no overtime will be paid.

12. This post is politically restricted in accordance with the provisions of Section 2(g) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989


Qualified CCAB Accountant or equivalent

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About Spencer Clarke Group 

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