Welcome to the MK Finance Team

So, who are we and what do we do?

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.

You will have the opportunity to build relationships with colleagues across MKC as well as external colleagues from other local authorities, head teachers, government departments and other external partners.

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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.

Hear from some of our senior management team on working in MKC finance in our video below.