I am working with a local authority that is about to go through a large development and regeneration programme that will see immense growth within their finance function. Due to this growth I am helping them recruit a newly created Financial Controller role. This local authority operates a strong progression culture, both vertically and laterally.
This is commercial role and you will need to demonstrate a high level of commercial acumen along with a strong technical accounting skillset. You will have full autonomy of both the organisations finance and retail functions. The Financial Controller will be responsible for both the management accounts and group reporting so experience with complex entities is essential. Furthermore, the Financial Controller will be a key point of contact with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholder's including Heads of Service and senior Finance Directors within the council and external strategic partners. Therefore, the Financial Controller will need excellent communication and business partnering skills.