Director of Finance and Procurement

Posted 9 March by Execuitve Resource Group

Director - Finance - Procurement - Strategy - Business Services - Pensions - Revs & Bens - Inside IR35

Director of Finance and Procurement

Our South-West based, Local Authority Client is looking for a highly experienced Director of Finance and Procurement to be responsible for the corporate management of the Finance and Procurement function, whilst providing strategic policy direction and leadership, operational management and financial control. This role has been deemed inside IR35. Therefore, any placement will need to be facilitated by an umbrella company.

Overall responsibility for the following key Service Areas:

Finance services

  • Ensure the financial resources available are managed within the framework of accounting standards and financial regulations, and within the agreed budgets and develop the financial strategies, policies and standards required to ensure the financial resources available are effectively utilised to support the achievement of the council's objectives. This also includes developing, monitoring and updating the council's financial plan ensuring that it reflects an accurate and up to date picture of the financial position of the council.
  • Accountable for the maintenance and development of the SAP finance system.

Business services finance

  • Develop appropriate policies, procedures, protocols and training to ensure the effective management of the business services finance functions ensuring compliance with the council's statutory and regulatory policies and procedures and ensuring that all financial transactions for the council are processed in accordance.


  • Maintain a strategic overview of all aspects of the Pension Fund, including ensuring that the funding and investment strategy is monitored and reviewed and that appropriate governance and quality assurance procedures are in place.
  • Ensuring the effective procurement, implementation and monitoring of the Fund's investment strategy, external fund arrangements, custody and associated arrangements and investment performance.
  • Ensuring that systems are in place which hold consistent and up to date information on all aspects of the Fund and that systems are in place to pay pensions accurately and promptly and that members of the Pension Fund Committee are provided with the necessary information to facilitate effective decision making

Revenues & Benefits

  • Ensure a multi-functional service that ensures the financial well-being of the council and its residents through the collection of local and national taxes, the delivery of housing benefit and local welfare benefits and the overseeing of the council's Corporate Fraud and Investigation Team.


  • Set the strategic procurement vision in consultation with key stakeholders, and delivering it through effective policies, processes and procedures. This will include securing complete and accurate data surrounding procurement from requisition to contracting and payment.
  • Review and maintain the provision of a strategic procurement hub in connection with key operational services to ensure it meets the needs of the whole organisation and business plan priorities.

Key Experience:

  • Expert functional knowledge and/or providing significant advice with impact across the organisation.
  • Proven extensive senior management experience of managing a range of services and functions at a corporate strategic level.
  • Substantial experience in both strategic and operational management across a range of services and functions within a large and complex organisation.
  • Substantial understanding of local government and the local, regional and national context.
  • Leadership experience of high profile innovative projects which have wide ranging impact and reputational risk.
  • Significant budget management experience across a range of services and functions.

Director - Finance - Procurement - Strategy - Business Services - Pensions - Revs & Bens - Inside IR35

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  • Director of Finance and Procurement - Strategy - Business Services - Pensions - Revs & Bens - Inside IR35

Reference: 34647229

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