Orkney Islands Council
Working together for a better Orkney


Gareth Waterson

Head of Finance – Gareth Waterson.

Good financial governance and the efficient use of public money sit at the heart of an efficient, well-run Council. The Finance Services look after our funds – what’s coming in, what’s going out, how it’s being spent now and planning for how we can spend it in the future.

The Finance Services provides a range of services in support of the Council's key objectives:

  • Development of the Council's medium and longer term financial plans.
  • Support for the development of the Council's Corporate Budget Setting Process.
  • Managing the Council's Corporate Budget Monitoring process.
  • Treasury management activity to control the Council’s liquid cash resources.
  • The administration of Housing and Council Tax Benefits.
  • Payroll and payment service.
  • Preparation and Completion of the Council's Final Accounts.
  • Arranging insurance cover for the Council.
  • Management of the Orkney Islands Council Pension Fund.
  • Provision of financial/accountancy advice and support services and major corporate projects.

Full information on Finance Services is available from the 'Related Links' section of this page.

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