Finance Manager


  • £39338 per annum
  • Posted: 07/09/2017
  • London NW1 0AB London
  • Job Ref: 191103166
  • Permanent

Job Details

he post holder reporting to the Finance Business Partner will provide a proactive financial management service to budget holders, influencing business decision making and maintain financial control over their financial resources throughout the year. Post holders will be assigned responsibilities aligned with the force structure and will provide key financial support to budget holders.

Accountable for management accounts of up to circa £60 million per annum.
Promoting financial governance and control over assets with budget holders, staff and officers, identifying and mitigating against area of weakness;
Responsible for development and delivery of monitoring reports, financial reporting and analysis for Budget Holders, COG, to support financial decision making.
Responsible for the annual preparation of budgets up to £60m.
Responsible with budget holders for developing a five-year financial strategy circa £0.5bn.
Responsible for developing with budget holders savings plans included in the medium term financial plan circa £3m;

Key responsibilities include:

Supporting the development of strong financial management arrangements underpinned by effective financial controls to support and enable the delivery of the organisation's objectives;
Provide financial support and critical analytical challenge to departments and budget holders to ensure the force achieves its financial targets and delivers value for money within the budgets set by the Authority;
Assist and promote financial governance and control over assets with budget holders, staff and officers, identifying and mitigating against area of weakness;
Oversee the periodic production of the management accounts, and financial income and expenditure reconciliations – ensuring robust evidence is in place for payments, income receipts, accruals, provisions, and any other required financial adjustments;
Develop and deliver a medium term financial plan and annual budgetary provision alongside budget holders, challenging on expenditure and efficiencies, and working to mitigate and deliver risks and opportunities;
Leading on workforce planning, and linking with periodic payroll reconciliations and financial forecasting to ensure accurate reflection of the workforce is reported and financially planned.
Develop, Implement and ensure delivery of monitoring reports, financial reporting and analysis for Budget Holders, COG, BTPA, Finance Committee, BTPA and DfT to support financial decision making;
Assist and support Budget Holder and Finance Business Partners with the development and implementation of activity based costing
Identify and deliver on useful analysis to support force wide decision making;
Contribute to the continuous improvement and transformation of the Finance and Procurement function identifying and delivering on area's of improvement;
Assist the Senior Management Accountant with the development and work prioritisation of the management Accountant.
Reporting on non-compliance with the Code of Governance, financial frameworks, Chief
Constables Letter of Delegation, and the requirements of Managing Public Money • contribute to the wider finance and procurement team.

REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications and Training:
Finalist or fully qualified member of one of the five Consultative Committees of Accounting
Bodies (CCAB) i.e. ACCA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAI, or ICAS or a European or International equivalent qualification, including CIMA.

Experience:
• Experience in delivering finance results in a complex and/or geographically dispersed organization
• Sound understanding and proven experience of delivering value added financial reporting that supports decision making.
• Track record of building strong relationships with a wide range of individuals • Experience of working with budget holders.
• Excel intermediate level.
• Experience with working with financial systems.
Strong Stakeholder management skills

Skills
• Collaborative and good at building relationships. Working with colleagues across all areas of the organisation and beyond to achieve one mission.
• An excellent communicator and presenter with good interpersonal skills, confident working with individuals at all levels.
• Analytical, creative and strategic; a strong problem solver and commercial thinker. • Use of financial systems.
• Ability to work to tight deadlines, self-motivate and manage own workload.
• Strong and successful track record of building effective working relationship across all levels of an organisation
• Reporting on complex financial matters to non-financial managers both in writing and orally.
• Identifying the main issues in complex problems, clarify understanding or stakeholder expectations, to seek best option.

• Innovation: Contributing to a culture of innovation focused on adding value.
• Leadership: Confidently engage with colleagues to generate commitment to goals and improvements.
• Team working: being a proactive member of the team to achieve progress on objectives and shared interests.
• Value added: Working collaboratively across boundaries to ensure that the organisation maximises its strategic outcomes within the resources available.
• Active: Contributing to opportunities leading on service improvements

Knowledge
• Communicate clearly, concisely and confidently at senior management level.
• Promote teamwork and co-operation across teams to enhance performance.
• Take responsibility for implementing change successfully in the relevant functional area.