Assistant CFO – Pensions, Procurement & Projects

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up to £97,650
Job Type
Full Time

We are firmly focused on shaping Buckinghamshire for current and future generations. That’s why we’re committed to maintaining robust and strategic financial management to ensure the delivery of high-quality services to all residents, communities, and businesses across the county.

And for that, we need strong, proactive leadership. We are looking for an experienced and ambitious finance leader to join us as our Assistant Chief Financial Officer – Pensions, Procurement and Projects. In this role, you will oversee the performance of the Pensions service and the Procurement services and assist both the Director of Finance and the Corporate Director for Resources in fostering the council’s desired culture and objectives.

Salary up to £97,650 per annum. 

About us

Buckinghamshire Council is a relatively new organisation that combines the strengths and expertise of the previous five councils in the county to create positive change for local people, communities, and businesses. We are firmly focused on the future and have made a clear commitment to serve residents better and to provide stronger representation for Buckinghamshire, both locally and nationally.

Please see our recruitment information pack here:

About the role

Working closely with Members and Corporate Management, you will be an active member of the Finance senior leadership team with collective responsibility for the managerial leadership of the function. Your key areas of focus will include:

  • Leading the Pensions function, acting as the key liaison point for Procurement and leading the Council role for companies
  • Supporting the Director of Finance (S151 Officer) and as one of the Council’s principal financial advisors providing advice and support to the Corporate Management Team
  • Responsibility for ensuring that the financial and procurement framework is adhered to and for the co-ordination of council-wide financial tasks
  • Balancing the Council’s corporate interests with the local service needs ensuring compliance with all financial, statutory and constitutional requirements
  • Serving as the council’s principal financial advisor on pensions and procurement
  • Leading on the pension administration provision for the council including pensions payroll, pensions investment and accounting
  • Providing specific technical advice and support to the council on all issues relating to the area of control
  • Responsibility for the deployment of the appropriate resources in the support of major corporate and service projects and initiatives
  • Agree and implement GDPR transparency requirements, including Privacy Notice, Subject Access Requests and Data Protection Impact Assessments

About you

We’re looking for someone who embodies a blend of exceptional qualifications and experience. The ideal candidate will possess substantial experience in delivering financial services within a large, complex authority and the ability to work at scale. An adaptable, transparent approach is a must, and you will use your ability to influence and collaborate with council colleagues and partners to drive transformational change, develop the culture, deliver our aspirations, and achieve the aims for Buckinghamshire.

Other information

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Sandra Marley -

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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This role expires 16/06/2024.
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