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Head of Finance

Job Description

Head of Finance
Location: West Yorkshire
Contract: Temporary (4 months initial)
Salary: £500-600 per day umbrella
Start Date: ASAP
Sector: Local Government
*Hybrid Working*

Job Description
Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority in West Yorkshire for a Head of Finance to join the team on a temporary basis. As Head of Finance you will be responsible for managing the requirements of Grant Thornton, the Council's external auditors, audit programme which details the key milestones that are required to be delivered in order that the Council can have its 2022/23 statement of accounts approved in September 2024. This role will require the post holder to work closely with Grant Thornton's dedicated audit team that is ring fenced to the audit of the 2022/23 statement of accounts.

In addition, you will support the closure of the 2023/24 final accounts so that draft accounts can be published within required deadlines as set out in the Accounts and Audit Regulations. Specifically, you will be responsible for coordinating the receipt of relevant working papers to support the statement of accounts and ensure that these are consistent with the requirements of the Council's external auditors Grant Thornton.

Candidate Criteria

  • CCAB/CIMA Qualified Accountant with extensive PQE
  • Extensive knowledge of both statutory financial requirements and relevant codes and regulations with regard to the production of a Council's Statement of Accounts
  • Experience of working closely with External Audit to ensure their programmes are delivered in the required timeframe
  • Exceptional management skills with the ability to prioritise key aspects of the closedown

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Greg at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208969 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.