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Head of Financial Management
  • Employer: St Helens Borough Council
  • Reference: CCF101
  • Published: Wed 21/09/2022, 12:11 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/10/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £70446 -£74799 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside

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Head of Financial Management

We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

In St Helens, we are proud of our Borough; linking both industry and innovation to a strong local heritage, sitting in an area of rolling countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty. Our leadership team are busy recasting the way we deliver our public services as we continue to transform how we fulfil our community and stakeholder priorities.

There is no better time to join us and become part of our improvement journey and help build our legacy. Now more than ever, we need to drive innovative change across our services, enabling the Council to take the next step in delivering its ambitious agenda and adapting collectively to a changing world, including a significant programme of finance modernisation.

Making A Difference as Head of Financial Management
We have the opportunity for a talented individual to be part of our team and help deliver our future ambitions.

Supporting the Director of Finance in the provision of financial management to the Council as part of the Corporate Finance Team you will be working collaboratively with the senior leadership team, elected members and key stakeholders in promoting a culture of collaboration, the successful candidate will play a key role in progressing the Council’s ambitious plans.

The role will be instrumental in driving forward the finance transformation programme, working closely with services and Finance Business Partners to manage culture change and the embedding of business partnering. You will also oversee the Council’s implementation of a new financial system and St Helen’s ambitious capital and regeneration programme. And you will lead our Treasury function and be responsible for corporate reporting, production of the statement of accounts and ensure financial controls are continually reviewed.

A CCAB qualification and experience in financial management is essential in providing you with the necessary skills to fulfil the roles, which will be varied and afford the opportunity for you to demonstrate your many qualities, which will include planning and organising workloads and your ability to provide high quality advice to Members and Officers alike.

Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For an informal discussion, please contact Asad Mushtaq, Director of Finance, by email at

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.