As the county of opportunity, we want Hertfordshire to continue to be a county where people are able to live healthy, fulfilling lives in thriving, prosperous communities.
Aligned with this ambitious and rewarding vision, Council staff are working hard to respond positively and proactively to a wide range of operational and financial challenges. As part of this ongoing transformation, and to ensure finance continues to be a high performing function, we are continuously reviewing how finance can best support the organisation, and are adapting our team and approach to deliver the best service.
We are also keen to support and develop our staff as much as we can. We have numerous examples across the finance team of staff being promoted and rotated in to new roles, and when we do return to the office post Covid we will be continuing to offer flexible working.
The Finance Manager - Capital and Commercial will manage a team and lead on providing financial support for the Council's commercial arrangements and supporting the Council's transformation programme, including financial oversight through the Programme Management Office and supporting individual projects as necessary.
Key responsibilities will include;
- Leading on the development of business cases for new commercial ventures and service delivery, including providing financial support in preparing business cases
- Providing financial support to trading companies, joint ventures and subsidiaries, ensuring efficient governance and best value
- Supporting the Council's transformation programme, including financial oversight through the Programme Management Office and supporting individual projects as necessary
- Identifying and contributing to the realisation of opportunities for service improvement and increased efficiency
To be suitable, you must be an innovative qualified finance professional with a commercial mindset, the ability to look past the numbers to see opportunities, as well as excellent communications skills. Proven experience of building relationships, influencing and challenging senior stakeholders and explaining complex financial information is also essential.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter by Monday 25th January. The cover letter should be no more then two pages and should say why you are interested in the role and why you believe you are suitable.
Their is virtual open evening being hosted with senior stakeholders on Wednesday 20th January at 5.15pm. It will give you the chance to find out more about the opportunity and what it is like to work at Hertfordshire.
The Council is currently developing new ways of working, outlining how staff can work more flexibly in the future, building on lessons learnt during the pandemic. This is likely to mean that, where they wish to, staff can spend the majority of their time working remotely.