Head of Service

Prepares the detailed revenue and
capital budgets reflecting the strategic
direction indicated by the Director.

Ensures new initiatives and legislative
requirements are considered as

Receives reports from the operational
budget holders on performance against

Where appropriate, approves virements
within the financial limits set out with
Financial Regulations, or refers to the
Director for action

Reviews regularly the value for money
of the service delivery arrangements

Ensures compliance with proper
accounting guidance and practice by
following advice and guidance from

(From Part 4c, Essex County Council Constitution – Scheme of Delegation for Financial Management. Submitted by Andrew)