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Assistant Director Finance (Deputy Section 151 Officer)
  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 710474
  • Published: Thu 30/09/2021, 13:24 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 17/10/2021, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, There will be a requirement to work outside normal office hours and the salary for the post reflects this situation
  • Salary: SM4 - £80,924 - £85,515 per annum (pay award pending)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Shute End/Home Working, Berkshire

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Assistant Director Finance (Deputy Section 151 Officer)

Over 170,000 people call the borough of Wokingham home. With great schools, up-to-date facilities and a beautiful semi-rural location, there’s an exceptional quality of life – and it’s about to get even better. Right now, we have major plans for the future, designed around our residents: 13,000 new homes, better infrastructure and a commitment to creating the best possible children’s services.

Wokingham Borough Council is looking for a dynamic experienced strategic finance professional to lead the Council’s finance function. This includes income and assessments, procurement as well as the standard finance activities associated with the role. You will also lead on the Council’s commercialisation agenda.

As deputy section 151 officer you must be a qualified accountant with significant experience in public sector accounting and demonstrable strategic know-how, you will be the strategic financial advisor to the Council’s leadership team and responsible to the Deputy Chief Executive for all the sound financial management of the Council.

About you:

To be considered for the role you must be a qualified accountant of a IFAC recognised body with senior management and leadership experience, some of which would have been gained in the local government sector. Able to demonstrate excellent stakeholder management skills, strong communication and presentation skills you will also have an outstanding track record in delivering a customer focused service.

About us

Employed by Wokingham Borough Council, you will enjoy all the usual benefits of being a local authority employee, including generous leave entitlement, membership of the local government pension scheme, flexi-time, and the opportunity for smart working.  You will be based in Wokingham town centre, a short walk from the railway station and easily accessible by car although future working patterns are more likely to be a combination of flexible home working and office based.

For an informal discussion, please contact Graham Ebers, Deputy Chief Executive or Bob Watson, Assistant Director Finance at or phone on 07801 664387 

Closing date: 11pm, Sunday 17th October 2021

Selection Process Starts: W/C 18th October 2021 

If shortlisted for interview, Wokingham Borough Council operates a competency based interview process.

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.