Financial Control Manager
*Financial Control Manager - up to GBP320/day - ~5 month contract - London*
Security Clearance: Must already hold BPSS + DS clearance or be willing to undergo.
We have an exciting opportunity to join one of our key clients in London who are looking for a Financial Control Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the financial accounting function runs to a high standard and to ensure that statutory and financial reporting needs are met. The post holder will provide managerial and professional leadership to staff in Financial Accounts team and ensure support and advice is available on financial guidance to new initiatives and accounting policies.
Key tasks and deliverables:
*Ensure that accounting records are maintained to high standards to enable the requirements of governance, internal and external audit requirements and completion of monthly reconciliations
*Responsible for coordinating and collating evidence as part of the CSUs, Service Auditor Reporting (SAR) audit, and providing support to the CSU central team during this and other audits as required.
*Responsible for completion of monthly reconciliations with accuracy and to timeframe and resolving any un-cleared balances.
*Responsible for the coordination of the production of clients monitoring returns and final accounts production.
*Assist the client in providing input into the Operating Plans and other initiatives in respect of accounting treatments, and cash implications
*Assist with the Planning and Commissioning Accountants in the production of all Short, Medium and Long Term planning Documents.
*Develop financial accounting policies, procedures and practices, working with colleagues within the function to establish a consistent and effective approach
*Provide advice on VAT and tax. Ensure accounting for VAT transactions is carried out correctly and that claims are made in an accurate and timely manner
*Advise staff and on changes to accounting policy and requirements together with the impact these may have upon the organisation.
*Responsible for forecasting and monitoring the CCG's cash requirements and cash limit
Essential skills and experience:
*Able to effectively lead and manage a team within a Matrix structure, where there are multiple points of accountability.
*Education/Qualifications CCAB or CIMA accreditation or equivalent level of experience
*Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience
*Experience of supervising/managing staff
*Experience of using computerised financial systems
*Experience of treasury management - maintaining positive cash flow position and ensuring good banking relationships
*Experience of producing Statutory Accounts
*Experience of final accounts production within NHS
*Advanced knowledge of Agresso/Oracle/end user systems and other related Financial/Ledger Systems across a range of responsibilities