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Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX
£52,107 - £56,875 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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Job Description

Post Title:  Service Finance Manager
Location:   Headquarters, Inverness
Hours:        35 per week
Duration:  Permanent
Salary:       £52,107 - £56,875

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

Contact Person: Ed Foster, Head of Service (Finance), Email:

Job Purpose: We are seeking a dynamic and resourceful manager with proven ability to lead and inspire the Council’s Service Finance Team. You must have a professional accounting qualification and a clear and focused understanding of Local Government financial procedures. You will support the Head of Service to deliver robust financial direction through the development of policies, procedures and service plans also connecting with Working Groups and Committees where required.

You should have significant financial management experience, preferably gained in the public sector. This role will present you the opportunity to provide strategic guidance and advice on Capital and Revenue budgets assisting the Council to foster long term financial sustainability. Our staff are our best asset and we are looking for people with the ability to develop and motivate others and strive for continuous service improvement. In return we offer excellent terms and conditions and a genuine commitment to the wellbeing of our staff.

The Highland Council is ambitious, you will be joining a high performing successful organisation located in a unique part of the country. A removal and relocation package of up to £6,500 is available. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from people of different backgrounds, cultures and experience. This post may be delivered through a hybrid working model between the Council’s Headquarters in Inverness and home working

Effectively managing the Services finance team ensuring compliance with proper accounting standards and financial regulations.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  If you are unable to apply online and you wish to request an offline application pack, please contact Business Support via quoting the post reference number above.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated.

Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


Professional accounting (CCAB) qualification.

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