Two Councils One Team
Over the past couple of years Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District have come together creating a progressive partnership: two sovereign councils each with a unique identity and a shared vision of the future. Through joining our workforce and fostering a modern, collaborative culture, we are serving our residents in a more customer focussed and cost-effective way.
This process of joint transformation has seen the two councils move to a single shared officer team, helping to protect services in a time of reducing budgets, realising savings, and ensuring a modern, high quality and resilient professional team. At the same time the strategic profile of both organisations within the region is set to grow.
As part of this programme, we are recruiting two exciting new senior opportunities in Finance for CCAB qualified accountants to continue our momentum and shape a new joint service. These posts will provide strategic leadership to the newly formed Financial Planning and Financial Accounting teams.
The post of Finance Manager (Financial Accounting) is a key role in developing a new team focused on the financial accounting, financial systems, and transactional finance services of both councils.
In this role, you will be leading the Financial Accounting team, as it delivers on key areas such as financial accounting and the statement of accounts; treasury management; risk and insurance; creditors; debtors; and payroll.
Overall, you will bring a track record of success in a public sector finance role; strong all round communication and management skills; credibility; a high level of technical expertise; and an openness to innovation and new ways of delivering services.