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Census Finance Manager

Pertemps Scotland
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26 Oct 2020

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Census Finance Manager

Pertemps Scotland Ltd are working with our client in Edinburgh to recruit for a Census Finance Manager in the Public Sector on a temporary basis until May 2021 with potential extension.

Due to current circumstances this role will be based remotely.
Dayrate - £275 / £325 (Inside IR35)

This post will form part of organisations Finance function, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, though the post-holder will be embedded within the Census 2022 Programme, acting as a senior member of the programme team.

Key responsibilities:
Financial Management:
Work closely with programme and project managers to establish annual budgets. Monitor progress against budgets, advising on corrective action where appropriate. Feed into Spending Reviews, Budgets and in-year budget reviews
Maintain and improve financial processes to ensure that spend incurred on the programme is in line with financial governance at programme across Public Sector levels, and advise on governance and control improvements where required.
Support the Chief Finance Officer, Director of Corporate Services and Chief Executive in liaising with Scottish Government Finance Business Partners and the portfolio finance team by providing expertise and detailed knowledge of Census budgets and spending.
Professional Finance Support to the Census programme:
Provide professional accounting, budgeting and broader financial advice to the Census programme.
Taking account of contract terms and the advice of contract managers, determine and apply suitable accounting treatments for Census service contracts.
Contributing to the medium-to-long term planning of the Census
Contribute accounting expertise and financial understanding to Census programme planning activities and business cases, ensuring that the programme's financial plans reflect the programme plan.
Championing value for money, financial propriety and good practice within the Census programme.
Present clear and consistent messages to colleagues on best practice and propriety in financial management.
Build strong relationships across organisational boundaries and professional disciplines to support the spread of financial good practice and the development of collaborative solutions.Essential
A qualified accountant (member of a CCAB body or equivalent) with up to date CPD, strong technical accountancy and financial management skills. We would consider a part-qualified candidate who could demonstrate significant financial management experience.
The ability to challenge and contribute to medium to long-term plans and to coordinate the development of financial plans that complement delivery plans and business cases.
Excellent communications skills and a track record of using them build effective relationships across disciplines and organisational boundaries to support the delivery of objectives.
Experience of leading the implementation of effective, sustainable change that improves business processes, drives value for money and/or improves outcomes.Desirable
Experience of working at a senior level in a complex programme or project environment
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