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About The Role

Contract: Permanent 
Salary: HC12 £54,238 - £60,151
Hours: 37
Location: Hereford/ Hybrid working available 
Closing Date: 22/04/2024
Interview Date: 29/04/2024
 

As an experienced accountant with significant experience of local government finance, you will you will bring experience of customer focus and a proven ability in effective budget/financial management at senior level.

As Senior Finance Business Partner, you will build strong relationships with your stakeholders, gaining an in depth knowledge of the drivers and issues that they face to inform the analysis of the results and provide effective challenge of assumptions and judgements in financial information. You will use your knowledge, experience and financial expertise to promote best financial practices across the organisation.

This role is accountable to the Strategic Finance Manager and has management responsibility for the Directorate Finance business partnering team. The post holder will ensure the provision of high quality and timely advice to budget managers to support financial management and inform decision making and effective use of resources across the Directorate.  As a skilled and effective people manager, you will develop effective working relationships with stakeholders; inspiring confidence through the provision of high quality financial information to advise and influence Directors, Heads of Service and Service Managers.

We have recently transformed the financial reporting arrangements across the council; improving and enhancing the way that the Finance function adds value to the council’s service areas and strategic objectives.  The council’s statutory accounts and audit are up to date; the 2022/23 accounts were published by the statutory deadline with an unqualified audit opinion in October 2023.

For any informal enquiries please contact Rachael Hart, Head of Strategic Finance (Deputy S151 Officer):

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01432 383775

Benefits of working for Herefordshire Council:

  • A competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, and access to our contributory pension and staff benefits scheme, which includes:
  • Pension Scheme Enrolment in the Local Government (LGPS)
  • Generous Annual Leave: 31 days’ annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays. You can also purchase an additional 10 days per annum
  • Flexible working: flexi-time, job-share, part-time hours and, in some instances, home working
  • Employee Assistance Programme: 24/7 access to support and counselling
  • Payment of professional membership fees
  • Pick your perks – our benefits include access to a range of retail, leisure, holiday and health benefits. This includes savings, cash back and discounts.

We welcome applicants whatever their personal characteristics or social identity. All requests for flexible working arrangements and reasonable adjustments will be considered.

The following candidates will be interviewed if they meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for:

•Those who indicate that they have a disability. This is part of our commitment to the “Disability Confident” scheme;

•Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are an Armed Forces Veteran or Reservist. This is part of our pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant;

•Those who indicate in their supporting statement that they are a Herefordshire care leaver. This is part of our commitment to supporting young people leaving our care.   

We will deliver better support to our most vulnerable children and their families, develop stronger relationships with partners across the region, and beyond. Therefore, we take our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously and expect all of our staff, visitors and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Herefordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people and vulnerable adults. If you are offered this position, it will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check and further pre-employment checks.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more details of this role.

To apply, please submit your CV and complete the supporting statement within the application form, referring to the job description & person specification, detailing how you meet the specific requirements of the role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you would like to obtain details regarding feedback on your application please contact Hoople Resourcing at: [email protected]

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