Part time CFO - Public Sector

Capability Jane Recruitment Limited
19 Apr 2017
19 May 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Our client is a public sector body, they are looking to recruit a part time Chief Finance Officer. The key purpose of the role is to ensure that the financial affairs of the organisation are properly administered and that adequate financial management arrangements are in place. The CFO also acts as a strategic financial adviser, ensuring all policies and plans are appropriately resourced. This person will work alongside the Chief Executive and has statutory responsibility for the financial affairs including oversight of audit, risk, insurance and assurance functions.

Responsibilities include:

  • To lead the promotion and delivery of good financial management so that public money is safeguarded at all times and used appropriately, economically, efficiently and effectively
  • To ensure publication of Statement of Accounts, Treasury Management Strategy, quarterly monitoring reports and other external reporting requirements are completed as required
  • Jointly responsible with Director of Finance for commissioning the Internal Audit arrangements and supporting the Audit Committee
  • To advise on the robustness of the budget and adequacy of financial reserves; and to ensure production of the statements of accounts

Desired Criteria:

  • Qualified member of a CCAB accountancy body (preferably Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
  • Significant experience at a senior level as a finance professional in a public sector organisation, including experience advising political leaders on financial matters and developing financial plans and strategies. .
  • Demonstrate experience of commissioning and partnerships at a senior level.
  • Ability to act with integrity in line with values, standards and codes of corporate governance.
  • Ability to devise sound and effective financial strategies, and to be innovative in developing better ways to deliver value for money and improved services.
  • Ability to identify, assess and manage financial risk effectively.
  • Ability to provide clear, authoritative and impartial advice based on objective financial analysis and interpretation of complex situations.
  • Ability to operate with sensitivity in a political environment.
  • Ability to give clear professional advice to political leaders and senior colleagues including the ability to challenge where legal and professional standards are not being upheld.
  • Ability to make sound and timely decisions weighing up the wider impact of costs, benefits and risks involved.
  • Ability to work with and influence senior finance and other operational colleagues to achieve agreed objectives.
  • Ability to network and build effective stakeholder relationships at a local and national level.
  • Ability to lead and manage staff giving direction but building enthusiasm and commitment, and effectively leading colleagues through change.

There will be two direct reports at management level and a total team size of 17
A full driving licence is an essential requirement for this post.

Flexibility: 0.6 full-time equivalent (FTE), 23 hours per week.

Salary: £70K FTE basic plus benefits (eg actual salary for part-time £42K)

Location: Dorset