Head of Finance

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Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation in England/Wales, is currently looking to recruit a Head of Finance for a permanent contract on a rate of £71,347/annum plus London Weighting allowance of £4,731 if based in Croydon or Canary Wharf. Successful candidates can be based in Sale, Birmingham, Croydon, Canary Wharf, Wakefield, Warrington or Cardiff.
– Lead Finance function at senior level working closely with the team and functions across the organisation.
– Prepare and implement plans for the provision and development of financial services to ensure the organisation’s assets, funding, and cash flows are maximised, consistent with overall business objectives. 
– Work with colleagues to articulate and provide advice on the financial considerations with regards to change initiatives to deliver shared objectives and to support the organisation to provide value for money services. 
– Develop and maintain external relationships, working with senior stakeholders to ensure financial transparency of operations and to demonstrate adherence to best practice.   
– Accountability for overseeing the delivery of financial reports in line with agreed requirements, ensuring the finance function consistently adds value to the organisation.
– Establish, develop, and monitor internal policies relating to financial systems and budgets, internalising controls on expenditure as set out by Cabinet Office and HMT.
– Assume responsibility for overseeing financial systems, engaging budget managers and other relevant stakeholders to drive understanding of financial considerations and management, and to contribute to high quality decision making across the organisation.  
– Provide leadership, management, and direction for a team of staff within the finance function to develop expertise and ensure compliance and effective delivery of services.  
– Lead and oversee the development of annual financial accounting activity, working with budget holders and senior leaders to produce statutory accounts and contribute to the annual business planning process.   
– Act as the lead technical expert and point of escalation for complex financial matters, providing high level technical advice and professional judgement to minimise financial risk. 
– Work with auditors to arrange and coordinate internal and external audits, meeting with the National Audit Office to provide annual accounts.   
– Assume accountability for overseeing the delivery of financial reports in line with agreed requirements, ensuring the finance function consistently adds value to the organisation.  
– Co-ordinate the response to requests from the Home Office and other central government departments where necessary  
– Working closely with the Director of Finance and Corporate Services, to ensure that the statutory accounts are accurately prepared liaising with the Auditors as necessary.  
– Provide appropriate assurances to the Director General in their role as Accounting Officer.
Essential Skills:
–  An ACA or CIPFA qualified accountant or any equivalent accounting qualification.
–  A Prince2 or MSP qualification 
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity,  please get in touch.

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Head of Finance
London, Greater London, South East, England
£71347 - £76078 per annum -

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