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Date Added: Sat 07/11/2020

Senior Finance Manager

United Kingdom, UK
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Job Type: Contract

Salary: £48000 - £61000 / annually


Senior Finance Manager (COVID)

We have a unique opportunity for a Senior Finance Manager to deliver a professional and expert Finance business partnering service in order to optimise decision making and financial management across the Directorates' business units that have been assigned to the postholder.

Please see below a snapshot of the main duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Heads of Directorate Finance to ensure that relevant financial and non-financial information can be identified, compiled, analysed, measured, interpreted and communicated so that management can satisfactorily evaluate the most appropriate and cost-effective use of resources
  • Prepare each assigned unit's annual financial plans, budgets and in year forecasts. Then to ensure these are adequately communicated to all Budget Holders in each assigned unit and that they are monitored continuously against actuals, advising managers of any corrective action required
  • Prepare a monthly financial pack for each assigned unit, and individual packs for each main department if necessary. This should include enough information and commentary to enable the Budget Holder and other staff such as deputies, departmental leads and senior managers to carry out their financial responsibilities
  • Agree staffing establishment budgets for each assigned unit with line managers and senior finance staff - to control each assigned unit's staffing establishment to ensure only approved and budgeted posts are created on the Agency's payroll system and to give financial approval for all recruitment

Person specification:

  • Qualified accountant with full CCAB membership of at least 5 years
  • Knowledge of all aspects of financial management, thorough understanding of management accounting principles and further specialist knowledge or experience to master's level equivalent
  • Senior finance experience in a demanding, large, complex and multi-faceted work environment with a wide range of diverse operations
  • Preferably the successful candidate should have experience from both outside and within the public sector, ideally within a science-based organisation

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