Financial Services - Service Purpose Overview

The service purpose is to maintain high standards of financial management and control, contribute to corporate management and leadership and support officers and members in an effective and responsive manner. This is achieved by providing strategic financial advice, accounting and budgeting services, managing investments and borrowing, paying creditors as well as internal audit and assurance. The service is also responsible for collection of local taxes and administers housing benefit, discretionary housing payments, the council tax reduction scheme and the Scottish Welfare Fund.

The Head of Financial Services is the Council’s Chief Financial Officer (Section 95 Officer).

Financial Services Plan 2020-2023

Key Information - Financial Services

The annual 2020-21 budget for Financial Services is £4,314,029

Financial Services has a staffing figure for 107 FTE (Full Time Equivalent)

Key Documents

Further information and documents that support the key aims of service delivery for Financial Services can be found by clicking on the following links –

1. Council Annual Report

2. Audited and Unaudited Financial Statements

3. Budget Books

4. Budget Pack - 2020/21

5. Audit and Scrutiny Documents

6. Annual Efficiency Statement

Annual Performance Reviews

The Annual Performance Review is the mechanism used by the service to review the previous year’s key successes and challenges, the key improvements to meet the challenges are also identified here.

You can view the Annual Performance Review for Financial Services by clicking here.