Head of Finance

  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Financial Accountancy
  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    78000 £ - 80000 £ / Year
  • External Reference

Head of Finance

A fantastic job opportunity has arisen for a Head of Finance to join one of our largest Local Authority clients in a fixed term contract for 12 months initially (with every possibility of an extension should the successful candidate perform well).

Based in South East London, this is a full time role (36 hours per week, Monday to Friday).

Purpose of the role:

The postholders will be responsible for providing the strategic financial lead for the relevant department. They will provide customer focused support to both the Departmental Leadership team (DLT) and the Executive Leadership team (ELT) when required.

They will ensure that DLT and the budget managers in the department have access to sound and timely financial advice on policy and strategic issues and will be responsible for developing and enhancing the financial management competencies of budget managers.

They will provide the financial lead on the capital budget proposals for the relevant department and ensure that there is compliance with the Council's corporate financial framework.

Key Deliverables:

* To provide operational financial leadership and support to DLT.
* To provide personal support and advice to Executive Directors, Cabinet Members and committees
* To manage the core financial processes of the relevant department to ensure effective financial management and control
* To deliver financial support and expertise to provide accurate and comprehensive strategy proposals
* To provide support and guidance on the capital programme proposals to ensure a programme that is fit for purpose and will deliver the aspirations of the organisation
* To provide financial expertise and support to other areas within the finance team to ensure that the statutory accounts are delivered to deadline and without audit qualification
* To ensure that all future financial risks for the department are fully understood and appropriate actions taken
* To manage the financial and management accounting processes for the relevant department including budget preparation, budget monitoring, financial analysis and accurate accounting records
* To manage the team to provide accurate grant claims, statistical returns and deliver statutory requirements to required deadlines
* To ensure that financial processes are as efficient as possible and continually improved, ensuring that systems are as robust and effective as possible
* CCAB or CIMA Qualified Accountant
* Extensive knowledge and experience of local government finance is desirable

If you have the required experience and skill set apply now for immediate consideration. Badenoch and Clark acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Badenoch and Clark UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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