Deputy Chief Finance Officer - £450 a day inside IR35

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3 months rolling
Executive Resource Group Ltd
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Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Responsible To: Director of Finance, Shared Financial Services

About the job:

To be the Councils' Deputy s151 officer, with statutory responsibilities under the Local Government Act 1972 and s114 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 to maintain the financial administration of the Councils, balancing local service needs with corporate interests while also ensuring compliance with all financial, statutory and constitutional requirements.

To contribute to the strategic leadership of the Councils and to ensure effective and efficient financial management of the organisation to meet the councils' objectives.


To support the development of the Councils' budgets, working with both administrations and to develop and deliver the Councils' Medium Term Financial Strategies and balanced budgets.

To play a key role in developing and delivering the Councils' transformation programmes, particularly in relation to delivering efficiency savings and the development of shared services and a single operating model, including within finance.

To be support the efficient and effective management and delivery of the management accountancy support services including:

  • all revenue and capital budgeting monitoring and statutory final account preparation,
  • financial appraisal of capital and revenue growth bids for inclusion in Council support and guidance
  • providing clear financial and management accounting reports in accordance with within corporate and statutory requirements

To provide of relevant and timely financial advice and guidance to the senior management teams, members and budget holders.

To ensure that accountancy and exchequer services are creative and innovating in supporting each Council to achieve their organisational objectives.

To be support for the delivery of financial accountancy services to both Councils' including all technical matters in relation to financial planning, tax and treasury management; preparation and publication of the Council's Statutory Finance Statements and the preparation of each Council's statutory financial returns.


  • Be a member of CIPFA or CCAB equivalent
  • A current full driving licence or equivalent mobility
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Be able to think and act strategically across and outside organisational boundaries.
  • Have significant experience of managing relevant teams and functions with demonstrable success.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Able to manage financial services within a complex environment.
  • Able to initiate, develop and sustain successful partnership working ensuring the collaboration required to achieve shared results.
  • Able to be a key advocate for change and have the personal courage and resilience to cope with ambiguity, uncertainty and pressure.
  • Able to work across South Ribble and Chorley.

Please note the role is deemed inside IR35.