Thank you for your interest in the Corporate Finance Manager (& Section 151 Officer) role. This offers the successful candidate a great opportunity to be part of something special and to make a real impact. Ashfield District Council is at a crucial point and we need a talented, ambitious and motivated Corporate Finance Manager to help me shape the future of the Council and Ashfield aligned to the Corporate Plan and Strategic Direction. Having taken up post as Chief Executive just under 3 years ago I am proud to say that the Council is realising its potential having achieved a positive cultural shift. This is supported by a very positive LGA Peer Challenge which shows the progress and positive trajectory the Council is on.
However, the Council is under no illusions about the many and diverse financial challenges ahead and the need to secure a quality Corporate Finance Manager in a very influential and important role. You will be at the forefront of providing timely professional advice to myself, the Corporate Leadership Team Elected Members and officers to ensure robust financial management within the authority. You will attend and/or advise the Corporate Leadership Team, Cabinet and Council in your capacity as Section 151 Officer and provide unfettered professional advice to inform decision making and be involved in all aspects of the Council's business and work across Directorates on key projects such as our dynamic commercialisation agenda and capital projects. You will be empowered and accountable for delivering key objectives within the Corporate Finance Team.
Ashfield has a lot to offer the successful candidate and I can assure you of a positive and flexible working environment in which you can develop your career, ably supported by an excellent Leadership Development Programme.