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Commercial Finance Manager

Employer
Hertfordshire County Council
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
3 Mar 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

The Finance Manager -Commercial and Transformation 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;
  • Providing financial support to trading companies, joint ventures and subsidiaries
  • Supporting the Council's transformation programme, including financial oversight through the Programme Management Office and supporting individual projects as necessary
  • Leading on the development of business cases for new commercial ventures and service delivery, including providing financial support in preparing business cases
  • 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. Hertfordshire are encouraging applications from those with experience in commercial organisation.

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.

Working for Hertfordshire entitles you to a large variety of rewards and benefits including; starting on 28 days holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years, enrolment on the defined benefit local government pension scheme with generous employer contribution and genuinely flexible working options (after qualifying period). Flexi-time is a key element of the Council's commitment to work-life balance for employees. The scheme is designed to give individuals flexibility in their working arrangements whilst maintaining the service delivery requirements.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Hertscc@allenlane.co.uk by Thursday 11th March. 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.
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