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Financial Services Manager

Role: Financial Services Manager

Location: On site - Some flex

Salary: £56,296 - £60,023

Length: Permanent

Sellick Partnership are currently looking to recruit a Financial Services Manager to join one of our public sector clients who are a vital part of the Midlands infrastructure.

Purpose of the Financial Services Manager:

Responsible for the Accountancy Business Unit including the preparation of the annual budgets and financial statements, the provision of financial management information, treasury management activities, budgetary control and financial advice to officers and elected members.

Main Responsibilities for the Financial Services Manager:

  • The preparation of the General Fund Revenue Budget

  • The preparation of the Capital Programme

  • Submission of grant claims and government returns

  • The preparation of the Financial Statements

  • Take responsibility for the daily cash and banking reconciliations as a key financial control.

  • To assist Management Team with the compilation of the annual Corporate Plan

  • Provision of management accounting information to Business Unit Managers to assist in with financial management and budgetary control

  • Assessment of the financial implications arising from new initiatives, policy changes and service reviews

  • Management responsibility for the provision of a comprehensive, high quality accounting services covering the specific areas of: Collection Fund Accounting, VAT, Insurance Management, Banking and Reconciliations, Treasury Management and Income Management.

  • Preparation of ten-year budget forecasts and assist the Chief Financial Officer with the formulation of the Council's Medium-term Financial Plan

  • Formulation of the Council's Treasury Management Strategy

  • Financial administration of external funding projects and partnership schemes

  • To provide professional advice and support to Members, attending and reporting to meetings and briefings as appropriate.

  • To support both Executive Directors in working closely with Elected Members to ensure that the Council's objectives are promoted and implemented through developing appropriate strategies, policies and plans and translating these into effective action.

  • Responsibility for the authorisation of various transactions and documents, including treasury management, banking, VAT returns etc. in accordance with approved regulations, strategies and proper accounting practices.

  • Make appropriate arrangements for assessing the financial suitability of external organisations e.g. procurement purposes.

  • Provide financial advice to the Management Team, Heads of Service, officers, and Members as required.

  • Deliver finance training sessions to Members and officers as required.

  • Communicate effectively changes in working practices, decision-making and work processing requirements.

  • To manage and control all ICT systems used for the FIS, Creditors, Debtors, Asset Register, Treasury Management, and Payroll/HR systems, Income Management and to oversee the development of interfaces between these and other Council systems.

  • Dealing with Member queries and issuing guidance and advice to Members.

  • Attendance at Governance & Audit Board when required.

  • Conduct and co-ordinate the production of Option Appraisals when required

Closing date for applications will be the 19th of August to apply right away for consideration

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.

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