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Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Employer
Eden Brown Synergy
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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I am working with a Public Sector Organisation based in Eastbourne who are looking for an experienced Interim Deputy Chief Finance Officer to join their busy Finance division for 3 months initially.

The role is full time, to start ASAP and paying £700 Umbrella/Ltd per day. The role is out of scope of IR35.

Job Purpose

1. Strategic oversight of the production of the medium-term financial plan, undertaking all necessary resourcing forecasts and determining required savings to achieve a balanced budget over the period

2. Develop appropriate financial models and analytics to determine financial impact of future service demands, changes in legislation and other factors on the organisation's medium term financial envelope.

3. Reporting and advising on the outcomes of the medium term financial planning process to key stakeholders through drafting budget reports, tax reports, the medium term financial strategy, and other ad hoc reports as required.

Key tasks:

Provide a responsive and proactive finance support function advising service Heads, Corporate Management Team and Members of the Councils, managing the management and financial requirements of both councils.
Ensure that the business partnering team are kept up to date on any significant changes within the planning process and are therefore able to effectively advise their respective service leads.
Work closely with the Chief Finance Officer, Service Heads and Corporate Management team to:
Contribute to the corporate strategic planning processes
Maintain a longer term financial model with 3 and 5 year strategies and programmes
Ensure that best use is made of resources
Provide financial management skills training to the business as necessary
Enable decisions to be taken by providing appropriate financial advice and information (taking into account standing orders, financial regulations, approved national standards including Codes of Practice and statutory regulations, government requirements and external auditors) to:
Members of the Council
Corporate Management Team
Service Heads
Budget Managers
Company BoardsEssential Knowledge:

In-depth knowledge of Local Authority finances and administration including Statements of Recommended Practice, Use of Resources' criteria, Treasury Management, Capital Financing, Internal Audit and the Collection Fund, both annual and mid- to longer- term
Knowledge of CIPFA Code of Practice on LA Accounting
In-house Financial processes and exploiting financial systems to enhance corporate efficiency and effectivenessEssential experience:

Track record of achievement in operational financial management especially budget preparation, revenue and capital monitoring and final accounts
Decision making on appropriate accounting policy
Managing customer relationships and delivering improvement through teamwork - working closely with non-financial managers
Managing and working in a team delivering varied and clear objectives
Professional competence/technical expertise in accountancy and finance
Financial management and control of turnovers
Responsibility for planning and delivering longer term projects
Managing change, including improving corporate financial systemsPlease only apply for this post if you have all the skills, knowledge and experience as mentioned above.

As the role is to start ASAP, please only apply if you are available on no more than a week's notice.

Thank you

Charlotte

Eden Brown Synergy is an equal opportunities employer
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