Financial Planning and Strategy Manager

Reading, UK
13 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Finance are currently supporting a Berkshire local authority to recruit an interim Financial Planning and Strategy Manager for a period of 3 - 6 months.

The role - The key project is to support the MTFS to have a draft plan in place before Christmas and review current plans. 4 direct reports and 8 staff in all.
  • The day to day management and coordination of the Council's MTFS and annual budget setting process, including the capital, revenue and HRA budgets, including advice on long-term risks and opportunities;
  • Coordinating monthly financial reporting to Chief Officers and Members;
  • Leading on the production and implementation of the Capital, Investment and Treasury Management strategies;
  • Managing and directing the day to day operation of the Capital, Treasury and Financial Planning teams.
  • Influencing the wider Finance Team to drive improvements to ensure that the Council can swiftly and accurately report its financial performance, both monthly and annually, to support decision-making, scrutiny and good custodianship of public resources.
  • Ensuring that financial reporting, internally and externally to the Council, meets the needs of its users and its various audiences including compliance with external guidelines and requirements, statutory or otherwise.
  • To ensure that the Council's treasury management arrangements are robust and compliant with the relevant regulations and guidance.
  • With the Assistant Director of Finance, lead the coordination and delivery of the Council's annual budget setting and Medium Term Financial Strategy review process, agreeing budget assumptions and setting the timetable to support the decision making process.

To be considered for this role you will need to have experience working in a local authority specifically strong experience of Collection Fund, Treasury Management and managing the budget process

If this role may be of interest please apply asap or contact Reed Finance on

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