Senior Finance Business Partner and Deputy s.151 Job at Huntingdonshire District Council – in Huntingdon

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking local authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.

The council has effectively managed its budgets and continued to provide services even though government support has significantly reduced over the past few years, the Business Finance team play a pivotal role in supporting the council in maintaining financial sustainability by delivering policies, procedures and practices.

This post will be leading the Finance Business Partnering Team, who are responsible for providing an efficient and effective finance support service, including budget monitoring, budget setting and accounts closure. You will be able to work with customers, both internally and externally in the council; support the development of the Financial Management System, together with supporting the Chief Finance Officer, as the deputy S.151.

We are seeking candidates who are qualified and have experience in managing a finance team in delivering robust financial budgets and forecasting within a complex and changing financial environment within the public sector landscape. Together with experience of producing statutory financial accounts in line with the required accounting standards relevant to the public sector.

We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.

View the job description [PDF, 0.7MB].

Please contact [email protected] or call 01223 616856 for an informal discussion or further information about the post.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 24 May 2021.


To apply for this position please complete the application form [DOCX, 63Kb] and email it to [email protected]

The closing date is midday on 18 May 2021

Please note that the official closing date is as above and will be the correct date. Some third party websites may have different dates so please always refer to the HDC website for the official closing date to ensure you do not miss out on applying.

We are currently working full remotely for the foreseeable future when we anticipate returning to the office on a flexible basis which will still include work from home and flexi-time opportunities. However, candidates should be within commutable distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or able to attend meetings, as required, if further afield.

At HDC we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to bring diversity of thought and make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next permanent opportunity on a full time basis. We will consider any flexible arrangements and are a supportive employer enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee led environment. We also offer a highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme and provide an array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing as well as generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service.

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly under-represented in our organisation and sector, such as disabled people and people from BAME communities.

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Company: Huntingdonshire District Council –

Company Location:  Huntingdon

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