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