This report explores the role of the finance function in local government. It provides guidance for local government leaders and finance professionals on how to enable effective performance management.
It identifies four critical areas to be addressed: the transformation of public services, the need to enable a supporting technology structure, the demand for greater government transparency and the challenge of recruiting, developing and retaining talent.
Success across these 'Four Ts' requires careful planning and execution, together with detailed monitoring and analysis of results. A strong, integrated finance function is crucial in achieving this.