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Jobs in Finance 
at Milton keynes council

 

About the role

The finance team take an active lead on all decisions in the council, supporting a number of directors, partners and projects in order to ensure we are giving the best value to our residents and businessesWe have recently undertaken a restructure to reflect the changing needs of the service, and having concluded our internal restructuring, we are now excited to launch recruitment for a number of key vacancies within the team.

This is a fast-paced area where no two days are the same!

We are looking for enthusiastic, inquisitive, and passionate people who will challenge services and processes to ensure good governance and value for money and you will be part of a dynamic, energised finance team who are integral to the wider council services.

In return we offer flexible working arrangements, training and development opportunities (we are AAT employer accredited and have a number of the team studying for professional qualifications, as well as many making use of our excellent in-house training programmes), including career progression and most importantly the chance to help shape the future of our growing city.

A little more about us...

The Finance Services is led by Anna Rulton and Natasha Hutchin; both Anna and Natasha started their careers in MKC and are now joint Heads of Service and Deputy Section 151 Officers. The team includes several functions; business partnering to all areas of the Council, corporate overview including MTFP and Statement of Accounts, procurement, traded services and social care and education transactions. 

Corporate


Our Corporate team is the engine room of finance, with responsibilities ranging from producing the Statement of Accounts, managing our capital programme, producing financial & performance information for strategic decision making, ensuring we comply with regulatory requirements to ensuring our partners deliver and that processes and systems perform as they should. Our team offers variety and a real opportunity to broaden your finance experience and knowledge whilst being supportive of each other and working closely in a common interest in delivering on time to a high standard




Service Finance Teams


The finance team work in close collaboration with all services which allows us to get involved with lots of different projects. Every day is different and provides lots of opportunities to work with the services to deliver value for money and improve services to the residents of MK. One day we could be supporting with the re-procurement of our home to school transport or other significant contracts to determine costs, benefits and risks of options, or undertaking service contract monitoring of a range of waste and highways contracts, ensuring we understand cost drivers and external market factors, another day working to increase our pool of foster carers to provide children’s placements, the next supporting with finances to build a brand new school, roads or housing, ensuring schemes are viable, represent VFM and we understand life cycle costs. We also play a key role in developing future budgets based on demand analysis and presenting robust business cases for change.




Transactions


We are responsible for processing the payments for all adult social care and early years placements which include residential and nursing care homes, day care, supported living care packages and government funded early years provision. We play an essential role by working closely with various services, ensuring payments are made in line with contractual and funding agreements. We are also responsible for financially assessing adults for social care services for both residential and community care services which means we are providing effective, customer focused, financial support services to vulnerable adults and their carers. We also provide advice and assistance on appropriate welfare benefit advice to maximise the income of service users and the council.





Vacancies Available

 
 
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Finance Manager Education

Jordan

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Finance Manager Children’s Services

Caitlin

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Why join us?

Training and Development opportunities available

AAT Employer Accredited

(we have a number of the team studying for professional qualifications)

In-house training and career progression opportunities. 

Flexible working arrangements

Chance to shape the future of our growing city

Working in Milton Keynes

One of the UK’s fastest growing cities that offers people a great place to live, work and visit, and is home to over 14,000 businesses and over 265,000 residents. In mid-June we published our refreshed Council Plan - our vision is for a more prosperous, green and fair Milton Keynes, as we recover and grow following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Over the coming year we aim to deliver significant regeneration and new house build programmes, reduce child poverty, build new schools, tackle homelessness, review some of our major contracts (such as waste) and much more! 

 

The finance team will be at the centre of many of these key programmes and we are now looking for people to join our team and help support these important pieces of work.

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