Finance Officer

By June 26, 2024 No Comments
Job Category: Temporary
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Cheshire

Positive Employment is currently recruiting for a Finance Officer for our client a local government organisation based in Cheshire.

The successful candidate will support the provision of advice, information, analysis and interpretation to budget holders to underpin effective decision making, meaningful performance management and meet statutory requirements.

This is a 3 month starting contract with the possibility to extend. Hybrid working possibly available.

Duties and Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Responsibility for supporting the organisation’s Head of Property to align budgets/expenditure into different categories e.g. Operational/Commercial and quantify savings / additional income generation that can be achieved from the organisation’s portfolio of Operational and Commercial assets.
  • Provide advice and support to senior managers in the preparation of Directorate plans, capital programme, revenue budgets and overall performance to ensure that these are set in accordance with the organisation’s Finance and Contract Procedure Rules, Corporate Performance Framework and statutory reporting requirements.
  • Co-ordinate the monitoring of in year performance against capital and revenue budgets and key performance measures, supporting senior managers and budget holders to develop robust performance management arrangements and to ensure that appropriate and timely management and remedial action is taken.
  • Prepare, collate and analyse appropriate financial and non financial management information for Service and corporate managers, including analysis of historic trends and future projections, to ensure that decisions are taken with full knowledge of resource and wider Service implications.
  • Undertake, under the direction of senior managers, Service reviews, special investigations and projects to ensure that inefficiencies, performance and budget variances and irregularities are investigated and reported.
  • Identify areas of potential financial and non financial performance risk to ensure that these can be investigated and appropriately reflected in business plans and incorporated, as appropriate, within Directorate and corporate risk registers.
  • Implement and maintain operational procedures and schedules to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of services to the agreed specification and quality standards across the total client base.
  •  Provide training and advice on financial and performance systems and procedures to improve service delivery on the security and standard of financial and non-financial performance management.

Personal Requirements:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • CCAB Qualification or a Relevant Business/Performance qualification (Desirable).
  • Variety of experience across relevant disciplines.
  • The postholder should have experience in providing finance support to a Council’s Property function (Desirable).

Working Hours: 09:00am – 17:00pm,  Monday – Friday

Pay: £25.29 p/h

Please note this role is within the scope of IR35.

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