Managing the unique financial obligations of the Local Government Association (LGA) is challenging – but for the right person, it’s possibly the most exciting and involved role of your career.
The LGA is the national voice for local government. As a membership organisation, we support and represent almost 400 councils across England and Wales on the issues that matter most to them and to their communities.
Made up of elected representatives from all the different political parties, we aim to set the political agenda and have our say nationally on the issues that matter to councils.
As our Strategic Finance Manager, you will be the first person that our leaders, both political and managerial, look to for strategic financial advice. Demonstrating your extensive knowledge of local government issues, you will interpret complex financial policy and ensure it is being applied appropriately. As such, your opinions and understanding of delicate areas will directly influence the planning of all financial management and resourcing, both in relation to the LGA and to its associated companies. You will also work with our Business Development Manager to make income generating opportunities become a reality.
Your meticulous eye for detail will ensure our financial strategy and policies are scrupulously monitored and updated appropriately. Utilising your incredible communication skills, you will form excellent working relationships with all stakeholders, and you will motivate and mentor your team through every potential challenge. Taking responsibility for all financial records, reports and requests for funding for our capital projects, you will also be tasked with investing funds to maximise returns, as stipulated by Treasury Management Strategy.
As a fully qualified accountant (CIMA or equivalent) with evidence of continuous professional development, you will have considerable financial experience at a senior level, with experience of both the public and private sector. You will be comfortable working with everyone from politicians to senior managers, and have experience of inspiring an environment of change, managing budgets and nurturing a team simultaneously.
This is a highly-demanding role, so your ability to multi-task and delegate appropriately will ensure the financial provision of the LGA is leading the charge for operational excellence. Combined with your integrity – and commitment to ensure all in your charge display the same values – you’ll quickly become an essential part of our team.
The LGA's registered and primary place of work is Local Government House, Smith Square. Due to the refurbishment of this building the LGA will be at Layden House, Farringdon (zone 1) for a period of up to 12 months from November 2016.
To find out more or apply, please click on the link here and register your details by Sunday 5th March. Our recruitment partner will then be in contact.
Closing Date: 5pm, 5 March 2017
The LGA values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community