Head of Finance

10 Feb 2018
12 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Summary

- To lead, promote and implement the self service vision for the Finance Service and set up the Finance policies, systems and processes in a way that meets the needs of both organisations.

- To identify, deliver and manage the expectations of the Finance customers on an ongoing basis and enable the organisation to make the best use of their financial resources and meet their objectives.

- To lead the effective and efficient delivery of the service to agreed SLAs and KPIs together with associated service reporting, managing the wider Financial agenda at management boards, the programme board and the Joint Committee;

- To lead and manage the Finance service so that it is consistently providing a first class

- Finance service that is efficient, effective, customer and delivery focused and resilient

- To define and lead the delivery of the future strategy and development of the Finance Service;

Responsibilities and Duties

- People and Organisation Management

- Finance and budgetary control – include values of budget and level of authority involvement/ accountability – payment or fund raising activities

- Premises, equipment or information – buildings, vehicles, plant and stock and value of assets, level of accountability and authority

Qualifications and Skills

- Qualified CCAB Accountant (preferably CIPFA).

- Extensive experience of running a Finance Service in a complex organisation.

- At least 5 years CCAB post qualification experience.

- Knowledge of Finance theory and practice, and the skills to adopt Finance service management best practice.

- Knowledge and skills in relation to local government financial regulations and requirements

- Strong business awareness/knowledge in relation to operational management and alignment to strategic objectives.

- Change Management skills to introduce changes and improvements to service

- Knowledge of e-capabilities for Finance services;

- Sufficient knowledge and understanding of Insurance, Payroll Accounting, Internal Audit and Fraud (Benefits and Corporate) to ensure effective service delivery and continuous improvement.

- Sufficient knowledge and understanding Value Added Tax to ensure compliance with legislation and advantageous opportunities are explored

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