Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation in Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Senior Finance Manager for an initial 6 month contract with option to extend on a rate of £335/day (Inside of IR35). This role will be remote based with a move towards a hybrid of model of working over the coming months.
-Support the preparation of the annual programme or corporate budget and various mid-year budgeting exercises as part of the Spending Review process.
-Coordinating the month-end process, including analysis of outturn and forecasts compared to budget for budget holders across the organisation.
-Reporting monthly on financial position and performance ensuring reports reflect the most up to date financial position.
-Support effective financial management by providing finance and business support to the Corporate Finance Lead and Programme Finance Lead.
-Maintaining the organisation’s fixed asset register.
-Supporting the production and publication of the Annual Report and Accounts, ensuring compliance with the relevant accounting policies and engagement with the external auditors.
-Liaise closely with internal and external stakeholders, including suppliers and customer groups.
-Proactively identify efficiencies in systems and processes, ensuring that financial controls are adequate and continually improving in order to contribute to the delivery of value for money outcomes.
-Line management and mentoring of staff ensuring they have the support, knowledge and skills to carry out their roles effectively.
-Ensure policies are adhered to, reviewing procedures, implementing auditors’ recommendations and providing effective support and delegation of responsibilities and tasks to staff in this area.
-Work flexibly across the Finance Team, taking on a range of other work as required to ensure that priorities are met.
-Complying with the requirements of the Scottish Public Finance Manual (SPFM), the UK Government Financial Reporting Manual (FReM) and working within the requirements of the Consolidated Budgeting Guidance.
-A qualified accountant (CCAB professional accountancy body or equivalent) with up to date CPD or working towards a full professional qualification.
-Well-developed analytical and excel skills with the ability to interpret and analyse complex financial data from a variety of sources, identify discrepancies and implement solutions to ensure value for money.
-Proven ability to influence, negotiate and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including senior management, to secure successful outcomes.
-Experience of financial management across financial planning, forecasting, management accounting and the month-end process.
-Demonstrable ability to manage people and teams, building confidence, capacity and capability.
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