Interim Finance Manager

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Nottingham, UK
14 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the delegated budget;
  • Ensure compliance with finance and procurement policies;
  • Provide procurement advice;
  • Manage finances, assets and payroll reconciliation;
  • Identify and gain agreement for measures to deliver budget efficiencies through either cost-savings, re-allocation of financial resources or external sourcing of services;
  • Ensure regular review of expenditure take place;
  • Assist and support budget hodlers to scrutinise their own budgets;
  • Production of monthly, quarterly and annual financial accounts, forecasts and budgets as required.
  • Must be an experienced user of ORACLE accounting systems and be advanced in using Excel spreadsheets

  • Building key relationships with budget managers within HRA to ensure excellent financial information is provided and appropriate controls are in place to enable managers to effectively manage the resources they are responsible for.
  • Meeting regularly with a discrete group of budget managers, to support and advise on any matters relating to budgetary management or standard financial procedures, developing and using quality controlled checklists and tools - as required.
  • Providing complex information and advice to non-finance managers in order to gain co-operation and agreement to plans within the HRA.
  • Providing financial information which ensures that statutory requirements relating to year end procedures are met.
  • Preparing draft reports for management groups as required
  • Providing advice and support on the use of key financial systems and the use of spreadsheets
  • Ensuring that a customer service ethos is evident in all contacts with HRA Budget managers and work colleagues, researchers, stakeholders and the public.
  • Responsible for writing and drafting other documents required by HRA linked to the business objectives of the HRA Finance team.
    Planning and Organisational Skills / Analytical Skills
  • Managing the control system for a discrete set of budgets which contribute to the strategic business plan and involve uncertainty
  • Supporting the provision of financial management services throughout the year in line with deadlines, preparing timetables, allocating tasks, monitoring delivery.
  • Reviewing expenditure across HRA budgets, monitoring current expenditure and advising on future expenditure in light of financial and people aspects of annual business plan, forecasting and advising on the year end position
  • Amending plans in response to changing context, uncertainty and taking into account the sensitive nature of plans
  • Managing multiple targets and objectives with competing priorities and making judgements regarding the allocation of resources
  • Supporting financial risk management for the HRA by identifying, implementing and maintaining controls, contingencies and actions.

Analytical and Judgemental skills
  • Analysing complex and sensitive information relating to the development of business cases. This can include the interpretation of the impact of possible decisions or options and translating them into the associated financial implications and risks.
  • Acting with professional integrity to all within the wider HRA service
  • Training HRA staff on budget management, financial procedures and polices etc

Responsibility for Policy and Service
  • Formulating and training staff on changes to policy areas such as staff and REC members expenses, allowances for REC members and other HRA activities.
  • Supporting risk management for the HRA Finance directorate by identifying, implementing and maintaining controls, contingencies and actions.

Responsibility for Financial Resources
  • To lead and manage departmental budgetary control systems and plans for agreed budget holders
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting of allocated budgets to the relevant budget manager.
  • Responsible for preparing forecasts and contingency plans to correct actual spend against budgets
  • Develops and monitors nominated budgets, providing financial advice to budget managers
  • Responsible for providing financial support and advice on HRA projects.
  • Responsible for challenging decisions on the use of scarce resources

Staff Management and Human Resources
  • Manages and influences relationships with those who are not directly accountable to the post holder (for example Budget Managers, SBS staff in financial services), but on whom the post holder is professionally reliant for information.
  • Demonstrable commitment to staff development.

Information Resources
  • Responsible for providing accessible information to a variety of stakeholders including eg monthly financial management

Minimum Requirement:

1) Experience working with a broad range of customers
2) Understanding of difficulties of working across multi-agency
3) Strong communication skills
4) Management accounting background
5) Public sector/nhs/health background

Desired/required Qualifications:
  • CCAB qualification (which is equivalent to a Post Graduate Degree) or significant equivalent practical experience - would be desirable but not essential - can be qualified by experience

Essential details to include on your CV:
  1. Your address (including post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Additional Requirements:
    • BPSS - security clearance

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for

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