Decision details

Finance Department Restructure

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider proposals for the restructure of the Council's finance department.


That the restructure of services be approved, to consolidate them into a wider finance directorate, including the core operational finance teams (financial management and strategic and corporate finance), transactional finance teams (accounts payable and accounts receivable excluding revenues and benefits), a strengthened commercial services team and a new team that brings together financial governance, risk, insurance, internal audit and counter fraud and investigations and involving the following specific changes:


i. Increased internal capacity in the commercial services team to replace services provided by an external contractor;

ii.Increased internal capacity in the team covering internal audit to replace services provided by an external contractor;

iii.The transfer of the counter fraud and investigations team into a wider financial governance team;

iv.The transfer of the revenues, benefits and charges team into the finance department.

Publication date: 10/06/2022

Date of decision: 20/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 20/06/2022 - Cabinet

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