Senior Assistant County Treasurer

31 Jul 2017
27 Aug 2017
Job Role
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Senior Assistant County Treasurer


County Hall, Exeter


A role with incredible breadth and scale. An opportunity to provide greater efficiencies and transform the finance function of our Council. A huge challenge for the right person.

About Devon

Here at Devon County Council we serve over 750,000 people, we are the second largest authority in England by area and the largest employer in Devon. Working with our partners, we help people and communities control their future. Everything we do is underpinned by our four core principles: Care, Community, Enterprise and Value. We’re making some big changes at the moment; looking to the future and delivering improvements that will ensure we’re more efficient and effective for years to come. Now we need enthusiastic, driven people who are ready to embrace our journey of transformation and help us to achieve our ambitions. People who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo in order to improve the way we do things. Join us and, together, we’ll improve life across Devon.

About the role

As Senior Assistant County Treasurer, you’ll maintain a strategic vision as you oversee the entire service support finance function of the Council as you work to optimise resources and improve our ways of working. Leading a team of eight Head Accountants who support functions across the Council, you’ll ensure the team are working in a unified way and are equipped to achieve the standards of financial competence and expertise required. To ensure each business area is able to achieve their targets, we’ll look to you to influence change and ensure that the strategic aims of the authority are delivered – inspiring teams to embrace changes and deliver improvements. You’ll also be required to work with elected Members, attend budget meetings and ensure the production of a high quality budget. Considering the financial implications of service developments and the wider impact on the Council objectives, you’ll maintain a clear vision in helping us to achieve our ambitions.

About you

Overseeing the finances for every service in the council remit is a huge challenge. That’s why we’re looking for a visionary who’s driven and resilient to join us. Whether you come from the public or private sector, you’ll have a flexible approach and considerable experience dealing with the complex and political nature associated with this role. Credible and authoritative, you’ll be open to new ways of working and not afraid to challenge others when necessary. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must, as is the ability to meet conflicting deadlines. Armed with the ability to work with elected Members, you’ll be able to apply your professional knowledge to draw conclusions, influence stakeholders and resolve conflicting issues and budgetary demands. It’s a big role that needs a big character to really take charge and make it their own – whilst always keeping the Council’s strategy at the heart of every decision you make.


Joining us as Senior Assistant County Treasurer, you can look forward to a rewards and benefits package which reflects how valued you’ll be at Devon County Council. On top of your competitive salary, you’ll enjoy a generous pension scheme, incredible professional development opportunities, an enviable work-life balance and lots more.


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Closing date: Sunday 27th August