Finance & Risk Manager

Reed Accountancy
17 Apr 2017
17 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
To ensure the company operates a robust Finance and Risk framework across the organisation. Monitoring and analysing Financial Controls, Risk Framework, Procurement activity, Insurance management and other key responsibilities within the function.

Key responsibilities;
• To lead the Finance, Risk and Insurance framework for the Trust. Develop and manage controls in operation for the Trust and ensure effective delivery.
• To monitor and report on our Risk framework, including regular reviews of risks facing the Trust, engaging with business stakeholders on assurance and provide reporting to both relevant Committees, the Trust’s Board and relevant subsidiaries.
• To monitor and challenge Procurement activity within the Trust. Provide a clear financial procurement framework, develop clear reporting and analysis and also deliver appropriate challenge to areas of improvement for the Trust.
• Work with wider Finance team to monitor and deliver Financial controls to effectively manage Financial Risk within the Trust, including reconciliations, strategic reviews and process walk-throughs.
• Manage the Insurance arrangements for the Trust, including reviews of insurance type, claims reporting and monitoring of spend.
• As applicable, oversee the effective implementation of corporate policies, standards and procedures within the Finance Service. This will include, but is not limited to Risk Management, Procurement, Insurance and Finance policies and procedures.
• To work closely with other internal and external partners to ensure the Trust’s and the Finance Directorate objectives and ambitions are met.
• To keep up to date with, and understand changes to Financial Law and Regulations as it pertains to the activities within the Finance Service, ensuring that the Service’s activities meet legal requirements.
• Promote understanding and awareness of Finance, Risk, Procurement and Insurance within the Trust.
• To keep abreast of good practices and innovation within the Housing sector and to lead on projects to research and implement good practice innovation within the service.
• To undertake specific project work on a timely basis as required.
• Some work outside normal working hours will be required, in attending evening meetings or to meet deadlines at peak periods.

NB: This job description is not intended to be a full list of every task or area of work; its aim is to give a broad representation of the role. Other duties, tasks and requirements may be made of the post-holder broadly consistent with those described and/or to meet the Trust’s aims and objectives. Post-holders will however only be asked to carry out reasonable tasks and duties.

Essential and Desirable attributes the successful applicant will hold;

• Broad experience of working with a business to guide strategy and risk management
• Good understanding of risk management and reporting, financial controls and systems
• Good understanding of procurement management
• High level Excel modelling skills
• Confident in using Microsoft products
• Confident in using accounting tools e.g. Open Accounts
• Ability to consistently meets deadlines
• Excellent numerical and verbal critical reasoning skills
• Effective in planning and prioritising workloads
• Adept at analysing and conveying understanding of numerical data
• Ability to build cooperative relationships with other parts of the business
• Strong team player, used to breaking down and preventing silo thinking
• Committed to high quality standards, and continuous improvement
• Able to work flexibly when the need arises
• Driven by the values and ethos of the Trust
• Relevant qualifications; e.g. Qualified or part qualified Accountant
• An understanding of the legal requirements of corporate bodies and regulatory requirements
• Understanding of key principles of corporate Insurance

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