Financial Services Manager - Fire Services
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An opportunity has arisen for a modern, forward thinking and thoroughly professional accountant to become the Brigade’s Financial Services Manager with responsibility for leading their Financial Services (Accountancy and financial management, Payroll and Pensions, Revenues and Payments and Financial Systems) team through a period of significant change in both how it conducts its business but how it works together with other Support and Operational functions to enable them to perform their activities more effectively, efficiently and in a sustainable way.
You will also provide both strategic and operational leadership for all finance related matters and in doing so give high quality and timely advice and guidance to the Director of Support Services and the Executive.
Financial Services Manager
Hours: - 37 per week
Work Pattern: Full Time
Salary: £49,350 - £52,371
Location: Central Headquarters, Sheffield
The post will be based in the Brigade’s Command and Control Headquarters but you will be expected to be proactive in developing and managing effective long term relationships with management and teams dispersed across the County.
To be considered for this role you will have significant previous experience of:
- Working in a finance environment at a senior level, including financial management and accounting experience
- Leading the development, preparation and reporting of robust strategic and operational financial, business and performance plans
- Implementing appropriate financial and other internal controls to prevent or deter fraud, error or misuse
- Developing and implementing new ways of working including the better use of automation and systems to drive efficiency and effectiveness in financial services and across an organisation
- Working up, leading, and implementing a highly successful approach to business partnering across financial services activities
- Developing and managing highly effective long-term working relationships with non-finance professionals and staff
- Identifying, developing and implementing innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to both policy and practical problems
- Developing high performing finance teams and individuals
You must possess:
- A thorough understanding of public sector accounting, financial management and legislative and regulatory frameworks
- Clear communication skills both written and verbal to include presentation of information to elected members, senior management and others
- Strong professional/technical, analytical skills and problem solving ability
- A strong understanding and working knowledge of developing, maintaining and communicating both long term and annual financial (capital and revenue) plans
- A sound understanding, knowledge and application of modern approaches to developing a highly performing finance team that is professionally well respected both within the organisation and with external stakeholders
- A strong appetite and positive, open attitude to identifying, developing and managing change that supports continuous improvement
- A thorough understanding and knowledge of developing, maintaining and implementing systems of internal financial control and governance to ensure finite resources are prioritised, targeted and used appropriately
- Strong organisational skills with the ability to allocate resources, prioritise workloads, meet deadlines and work under pressure
- An understanding of the strategic aims and objectives of the wider organisation and how the finance function can contribute towards these
The key duties will include:
- Preparation and development of both long term and Annual Financial Plans (Capital and Revenue)
- Preparation of monthly financial performance reports for a range of different stakeholders
- Preparation of Statutory Accounts and Government Returns and Claims
- Providing accurate and timely payroll and pension returns
- Developing and maintaining an effective devolved financial management, accountability and governance framework
- Preparation of business cases and operational service improvement plans
- Working with and developing effective relationships with both internal and external audit
- Developing and implementing a robust training plan for both finance and non-finance professionals and staff
Closing date for applications is 09:00 hours on 6 August 2018.
Interview dates are yet to be scheduled but are likely to held between the 30 August and the 7 September 2018. In submitting your application, please indicate your likely availability for interview for those dates, so that a mutually convenient date and time can be arranged.
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Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre-employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.
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