Head of Finance
HEAD OF FINANCE Up to £68,000 per annum Croydon is London's biggest growth borough and is a truly diverse and distinct place to live and work. We are driving forward our exciting regeneration agenda at pace and a sense of total place lies at the heart of our economic growth plans. This is a great time to be joining Croydon as we are London's fastest growing economy, the most rapidly developing region in the UK. London Borough of Croydon is driving forward an ambitious vision that is built on delivering excellent services, increasing commercial income and supporting the independence and life chances of all our residents. As our Head of Finance for the People department, you will ensure the department is fit for the future and has the capacity to support the Council's ambition. The remit is broad, including: embedding efficiencies and growth, managing the delivery of quality services, medium term financial planning, budget monitoring, partnership working, contract management and support to our commercial ventures. As support to the Assistant Director of Finance and Deputy S151 officer you'll promote best practice within the Council and by working with partners in schools and health. You will champion effective, robust and resilient financial management. We are looking for an outstanding candidate with drive, integrity and the appetite to grow with us. You will demonstrate a strong understanding of the workings of Local Government and either Adult Social Care, Housing or Children's Services is preferable. You will need to have significant experience in leading change in a complex organisation and demonstrable outcomes from partnership working, high level influencing and negotiating skills, excellent interpersonal skills, political sensitivity and personal credibility. You will be a qualified accountant, with at least five years post-qualification (CCAB/CIMA) experience. The closing date for applications is 09:00hrs on Monday 31st October.