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Assistant Director Of Finance

  • Location: Derbyshire, England
  • Salary: £46.83 - £46.83 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing is working with Derbyshire Council to recruit a Assistant Director Of Finance for their Corporate Services & Transformation department at County Hall.

£46.83 per hour.

Initial 6 month contract until at least Feb 2024.

Job Purpose:

Lead, shape and deliver financial strategies and objectives.  Direct and control financial management and compliance to ensure financial standards are achieved.

Undertake the role of deputy to the Council’s Section 151 Officer, able to act in the capacity of the Council’s statutory Chief Financial Officer when required and represent the Council on national bodies such as the Society of County Treasurers whilst supporting the strategic leadership within the Council.


–    Lead and manage the Council’s financial functions and be expert on the Council’s long-term strategic financial planning and accounting projects including successful closure of the Council’s financial accounts

–    Develop and lead on financial projects and change programmes that impact Council wide in order to meet strategic, operational and Council priorities

–    Lead on the Council’s budget setting process through the provision of estimates, advice and future implications in the context of the Local Government Finance Settlement, integrating all the Council’s operational areas’ requirements and develop, implement and maintain an internal and external financial trading strategy to generate and maximise income

–    Lead on the development of the Council’s Revenue and Capital budget process to provide a long-term financial plan in accordance with Council Plan priorities and to implement and deliver a long-term financial compliance and governance strategy

–    Lead and manage the Council’s key financial transactional activities such as payments to suppliers, collection of income and debt management, Adult Care and Children’s client financial services

–    Promote the use of technology and third party solutions to achieve improved service delivery and successful, timely, implementation of new or replacement systems

–    Responsible for monitoring and reporting on the operational progress and consistency of application of quality control, performance targets and budget monitoring and value for money

–    Provide specialist advice and guidance to the Cabinet and Corporate Management Team on key financial management issues


–    Demonstrable experience in area of expertise, with a breadth of understanding of all areas that the role is responsible

–    Provide strategic leadership in delivering service improvements in a complex service environment

–    Experience of leading and implementing diverse activities and aligning service delivery to strategic and operational priorities

–    Experience of managing considerable budgets and resources, monitoring and evaluating competing priorities to deliver the service effectively and efficiently

–    Experience of working across professional and organisational boundaries with key stakeholders including other public bodies and government  

–    Experience of effectively advising stakeholders on a broad range of issues relating to service areas 

–    Business planning, objective setting and embedding performance management frameworks 


–    CCAB or CIPFA qualified

–    Evidence of continuing management and personal development. 

37 hours per week

Drivers Licence not essential but you must be able to travel to and from the office as it’s hybrid of 2 days at least in the office.

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