Finance Manager Local Government

Barnet, UK
18 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Becoming a Finance Manager with Capita Local Public Services

This role is part of a Finance Team, which supports the needs of the Regulatory Services business within Capita Local Public Services. The role of the team is to challenge the financial reporting and forecasting of the business, ensuring strong financial controls and procedures are in place, but also provide support and advice to the business via continual support to the operations teams.

The role of the Finance team is to provide strong financial support, management and robust challenge within the business, enabling the Cost Centre Managers to deliver their monthly Cost Centre information and reporting in a timely manner, help drive growth and improved profitability as well as aiding effective and efficient management of, and decision making across the business. The team will also ensure a strong financial control environment exists, and proactively support/police the adherence to Capita policies and procedures whilst encouraging continuous improvement.

What you will do:

Financial Management and Reporting
  • Drive monthly cost centre reviews, challenge performance and ensure integrity of monthly forecasts within the forecasting system (Axiom) whilst ensuring they are stretching but achievable
  • Manage production of monthly management accounts within set deadlines, ensuring accurate reflection of financial performance and variances
  • Help Cost Centre Managers to drive growth, improved profitability, and operational resilience by utilisation and monitoring of appropriate KPI's, and other management information, and provide challenge thereof
  • Assist with the annual Business Plan process helping Cost Centre Managers with the setting of stretching but achievable Business Plan forecasts
  • Help assess, mitigate and manage business and financial risks

Other Responsibilities
  • Provide financial support, guidance and training to Cost Centre Managers
  • Ensure Capita Best Practice and standard systems, processes and procedures are in operation, ensuring compliance with Capita Policies and rules and proactively strive for continuous improvement
  • Assist with implementation of the Capita Smarter Faster Finance Programm

Your experience will include:

  • Ability to work independently of supervision and be proactive in all areas of the role.
  • Part/Newly qualified in a recognised Professional Accountancy qualification such as CIMA/ACCA etc.,
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Attention to detail but also being able to see the "bigger picture"
  • Team player with "hands on" approach
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Ability to liaise with non-finance staff and at all levels

  • SAP Experience
  • Axiom Experience

About Capita Local Public Services

Capita Local Public Services delivers a wide range of specialist services to local authorities, schools, academies and other public sector organisations, including IT and digital transformation, customer management, revenues, benefits, finance, property development and regulatory services, education support and back office processing.

What's in it for you?

As well as a generous basic salary we also offer a company matched pension scheme, private healthcare and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

You'll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential - whatever that means to you.

What we hope you will do next

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Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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