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Interim Finance Manager


Hours:
Salary: £29.46/hour
Category: Accounting/Financial/Insurance,
Location: Fulham, Greater London, United Kingdom

Jan 10th
days old


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Description
Job Purpose:

1.1 To support the Head of Finance in achieving the most effective use of financial resources through forward planning, financial management, monitoring and control.

1.2 To lead, coordinate and control the day to day provision of an integrated financial and management accounting service.
1.3 To contribute to the formulation and implementation of financial strategy and policy, and contribute to major projects within the Council and with partner organizations.

1.4 The role will provide a scrutiny and challenge role on all finance related issues and will work closely and proactively with Service Management Teams, understanding and clarifying their finance requirements to deliver a professional high quality and responsive service that promotes efficient and effective service delivery in line with the Council’s objectives and priorities

1.5 To be a member of the Finance Management Team, participating in the operational management process and leading on the development of new initiatives and complex strategic projects. To assist and deputise for other members of that team as and when required.

1.6 The role will be responsible for the day-to-day management and continuous improvement, development and professionalism of finance staff within their line management.

Description of Duties:

2.1 To give professional advice, strategic direction and to be pro-active in the generation of innovative and forward thinking ideas to senior officers and members.

2.2 To keep abreast of, understand and apply relevant legislation, statutory and professional guidance, best practice and directives as they relate to policy and financial management within the department.

2.3 To lead and provide financial support on corporate and departmental projects undertaking financial modelling work, participation on tender appraisal panels and supporting service and accounting reviews.

2.4 To contribute to the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) process by undertaking detailed financial appraisals of service delivery proposals, including undertaking research and benchmarking to support decision making.

2.5 To give Council officers and members professional accounting advice, and support in establishing and maintaining sound and efficient systems of financial control.

2.6 To work effectively and professionally with internal and external audit organizations, and respond to Councillor, MP, Freedom of Information requests and other letters in connection with financial matters.

2.7 To lead, manage and coordinate key financial processes as required within the Council’s finance function.

2.8 To ensure completion of all relevant grant and other reimbursement claims and the collection of other income owed to LBHF, for the services covered.

2.9 To ensure that finance teams provide a high standard of customer service to both internal and external customers

2.10 To ensure compliance with and contribute to the development of the Council’s financial regulations and standing orders, and other instructions or requirements issued by the S151 officer.

2.11 To ensure that month end processes are completed accurately and according to agreed timescales so as to allow the financial ledger to be updated.

2.12 To effectively manage and develop finance staff within an agreed area of line management

2.13 To carry out any further finance-related duties, as directed by LBHF senior management

2.14 To use the Council’s office-based and mobile IT services for the input, access and transmission of information using the appropriate level of information security and classification through the use of electronic mail, diaries, word-processing and spreadsheets as well as any specific job-related applications as required to carry out the duties of the post.

2.15 To comply with information rights legislation and the Council’s data quality standards by applying information management related policies.

2.16 To report instances of non-compliance, errors, omissions or inadequacies in procedures to managers.

2.17 To know and adhere to the Council’s equal opportunities policy and equalities legislation and implement in relation to job responsibilities in employment and service delivery.

2.18 To take reasonable care for his/her own health and safety and any other person(s) who may be affected by his/her acts or omissions at work, in accordance with the Health & Safety legislation.

2.19 To adhere to the council’s smartworking policy.

Qualifications:

1. CCAB qualified accountant or qualified Accounting Technician with at least 5 years relevant experience.

Knowledge and Experience:

1. Extensive knowledge and application of local government finance and a thorough understanding of relevant financial legislation, professional accountancy codes and financial best practice

2. Significant experience at a middle management level within the public sector

3. Evidence of successfully leading a team to deliver key financial processes (budgeting, monitoring, forecasting, closing of accounts, completion of grants and statistical returns) for a broad range of services, through working with both service management teams and other finance colleagues

4. Evidence of successfully undertaking complex financial analysis to support strategic planning and other decision-making, with an awareness and understanding of service delivery as well as financial implications.

5. Evidence of innovative and challenging thinking and idea-generation which has contributed to improved service delivery and value for money.

6. Good commercial awareness and able to demonstrate application of commercial methodologies within the public sector in order to deliver cost effective services
Company
Company: CV Library Ltd

Further Information
Reference: 205196390/cia372598
Posted: 10 Jan 2017, 10:11
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