West Berkshire Council

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Senior Finance Manager for Capital and Treasury

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £55,513 to £69,060 per annum (Grade M)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
11/04/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

Are you an experienced finance professional looking for a new challenge within a dynamic and forward-thinking local authority? West Berkshire Council is seeking a Senior Finance Manager to join our Finance and Property Service, reporting to the Acting Head of Finance & Property.

As the Senior Finance Manager for Capital and Treasury, you will play a crucial role in the effective financial management of the council's capital programme and treasury function. You will be responsible for providing expert advice and guidance on all aspects of capital financing, treasury management, and financial planning. Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading the preparation and monitoring of the capital programme, ensuring accurate and timely reporting
  • Managing the council's treasury function, including cash flow forecasting and investment management
  • Providing strategic financial advice to senior stakeholders, supporting decision-making and ensuring value for money
  • Overseeing the production of statutory financial statements relating to capital and treasury

To excel in this role, you will need:

  • A recognised accountancy qualification (CCAB or equivalent)
  • Extensive experience in a senior finance role, ideally within the public sector
  • Strong technical knowledge of capital financing, treasury management, and financial reporting
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team and deliver to tight deadlines

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 30 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

This post is a Sensitive Post for the purpose of the Local Government Housing Act 1989 and the post-holder is therefore restricted from engaging in any prescribed political activities. In summary, this means that you are prohibited from holding political office and from involvement in any political activity within or outside the workplace. Full details of the restrictions can be found in the Council’s Policy and Guidance on Politically Restricted Posts

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Shannon Coleman-Slaughter on 01635 503225 or email Shannon.ColemanSlaughter@westberks.gov.uk.

West Berkshire Council is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified individuals. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
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