Finance Manager
Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation in Edinburgh, is currently looking to recruit a Finance Manager for an initial 6 month contract with possibility of being made permanent on a rate of £50,928 – £54,567 per annum (pro-rata). This role will be a hybrid of working at home and in the office.
– Responsible for the day-to-day management of the finance team, providing line management and ensuring the effective and efficient deployment of resources, enabling excellent support to be provided to the organisation. Ensure the training needs of staff are identified. Responsible for the recruitment, appraisal, and performance management for staff in the team.
– Lead the production of monthly management accounts and all other financial reporting requirements. Ensure that information produced by Finance Department is accurate, timely and effectively presented to a range of professional colleagues with varying levels of financial knowledge and experience.
– In support of the Head of Finance lead the preparation of year-end draft annual accounts ensuring compliance with accounting standards. Lead on all year-end procedures, reconciliations and adjustments. 
– Lead the provision of all supporting schedules and analysis for year-end accounts. 
– Act as key liaison with external auditors and internal audit throughout the year as required. 
– In support of the Head of Finance, lead, and co-ordinate the annual budget process providing support to budget holders in the preparation of revenue and capital budgets. Collate, consolidate and prepare analysis of revenue and capital budgets for presentation to senior management and the Board.
– Oversee and continually improve all financial processes, ensuring that income recording, purchase ledger, payroll, cash flow monitoring, and Balance Sheet reconciliation processes are working effectively. Develop, monitor and update financial procedures as required, and ensure that compliance with legislation is maintained. 
– Provide effective business partnering and ad-hoc support on financial matters to colleagues across the organisation, including the production and interpretation of complex financial information and providing advice on business decisions. 
– Provide advice and support to the Chief Operating Officer, Head of Finance or other senior staff in the development of medium-term financial strategy. 
– Plan and organise all of the activities of the finance team ensuring ‘business as usual’ as well as delivery of a significant programme of improvement. 
– Deliver training on all aspects of good financial management to staff groups across the organisation as required.
– Discussions around financial performance of organisation, department or team. Imparting complex financial information in a way that is understood by nonspecialists and negotiating on financial matters. Ensuring compliance with organisational financial policies and procedures. Regular communication on the assessment of the effectiveness of internal financial controls.
– Discussions on the interpretation of accounting standards and charity accounting requirements, some of which are complex. Communication on the ongoing effectiveness of the internal financial control environment.
– Discussions on more complex or sensitive transactional matters. System and report development with software providers.
Essential Skills:
– You will be a fully qualified accountant with a CA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA designation.
– Demonstrable ability to lead and develop a small Finance team in a dynamic environment.
– Strong track record of delivering timely, accurate and robust financial information.
– Ability to apply sound judgement in resolving complex financial matters.
– Excellent communication skills and aptitude for engaging with non-finance specialists and enhancing their financial management skills. 
– Significant experience of evaluation, development, communication and implementation of a programme of improvement to financial processes, procedures and policies. 
Desirable Skills:
– Charity accounting experience is desirable, but not essential
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with staff at all levels
– Ability to mentor Finance staff, sharing knowledge and teaching financial skills to the team and colleagues throughout the organisation
– Pride in work, with proven accuracy and attention to detail
– Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
– Ability to work flexibly and proactively in a dynamic environment
– Strong team player with willingness to ‘roll sleeves up and get stuck in’
– Commercial acumen and proven credibility
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.

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Finance Manager
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
£50928 - £54567 per annum -

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