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Finance Transformation Lead

Sellick Partnership
Bedfordshire, Eastern England, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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Full Time
Role: Finance Transformation Lead

East of England, Remote Working (1-2 times a month in the office)

Duration: 6 months minimum

Day rate: £600 per day (Inside IR35)

Experienced Finance Transformation Specialist sought for a public sector organisation based in the East of England, on an interim basis to assist the organisation through an exciting period of change to an area within the business starting it's change journey. The candidate will be experienced in developing business cases and financial modelling for Local Authorities and can deliver a wide range of improvements at one time. You will work closely with the senior management team across the course of the contract.

You will be responsible aiding the delivery of significant savings through designing more streamlined and effective services within finance.

The Finance Transformation Lead will be responsible for:
  • Developing Future Savings Proposals to ensure delivery of the agreed financial outputs, including determining for each service:
    • budgetary baselines and re-cutting these based on proposed changes.
    • Assessing the consequences of change from a financial perspective, inc. both income and expenditure; and funding types, and any cross-cutting impacts across other services.
    • Analysing financial risks, impacts, dependencies and costs associated with potential service offer changes.
  • Leading on benefits realisation of the current Efficiency Plan and providing financial modelling.
  • Work collaboratively with finance colleagues who are accountable and responsible for current and future BAU deliverables.
  • Work with services and programme team members to understand the financial impacts of various service scenerios and own the financial modelling.
  • Scutinise and challenge findings using data and experience from other local authorities.
  • Create and develop financial information to contribute to business cases, options appraisals and other programme documentation.
  • Regularly interact with senior stakeholders to communicate plans, progress status and expected completion dates.

Essential Skills for the Finance Transformation Lead the role:
  • Qualified Accountant (CA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) with some post qualification experience in a similar role with a similar level of responsibility.
  • Recent Local Authority sector experience.
  • Experience of working within transformation programmes.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills; you'll be able to work carefully and methodically with an attention to detail, but with commitment to deadlines.
  • Must be pro-active and a self-starter who can take the initiative, come up with ideas and be able to turn these in to workable solutions.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload whilst maintaining clear oversight of programme objectives.
  • Experience in stakeholder management on complex/sensitive programmes, and has credibility and impact with peers and leaders.

If you would like to apply for this Finance Transformation Lead role or would like to find out more, please apply online or contact Rebecca Dawson. Our client is looking for someone to start this role towards the end of June.

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an inclusive and accessible recruitment business and we support applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. Please note, our advertisements use years' experience, hourly rates, and salary levels purely as a guide and we assess applications based on the experience and skills evidenced on the CV. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice on our website.

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