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Head of Finance (Client)

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  • Up to £72000 per annum + Bonus Scheme, Car Allowance and Pension
  • Lincolnshire
  • Permanent
  • Finance & Accountancy, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

Head of Finance - Client Services
Lincolnshire

72'0000 + Bonus and benefits

Sellick Partnership are excited to be working with a Lincolnshire based organisation for the recruitment of an experienced Head of Finance to take full responsibility for their client services arm.

The Head of Finance (Client) is the lead officer responsible for the planning, delivery, and support of effective end to end financial management and statutory accounts on behalf of all client authorities, enhancing the quality of both client and company decision making through the efficient operation of finance practices.

The Head of Finance (Client) will also be the main point of contact between Financial Services and the senior management teams, working collaboratively to ensure the delivery of financial services which ensure the robust and effective management of finances across all departmental services.

The Head of Finance (Client) will also provide strategic and innovative leadership with accountability, while developing and supporting the organisations' visions and values.

Duties include:

  • Coordinating, planning, and delivering effective, timely and accurate budget monitoring (revenue and capital), including maintaining accuracy of ledger; maintaining schedule of reserves; production of monthly financial reports for managers, directors, S151 officer and member portfolio holders.
  • Coordinating, planning, and delivering regular advice, financial modelling and challenging budget managers including: -
    • Production of monthly and quarterly finance performance reports
    • Production of year end outturn reports and associated input into the Financial Statements
    • Presenting financial information to Senior Managers and elected Members
  • Ensuring sound financial controls and procedures are in place to produce the client council annual statement of accounts and accurate financial reports
  • Coordinating the provision of accurate and timely financial information throughout the year in support of decision making and reporting including:
    • Preparation and presentation of financial reports
    • Financial implications for all reports to members and management team
    • Freedom of Information requests - financial elements
    • Internal Audit reports
    • Press releases
    • Government Finance consultations
    • Input into government returns as required

  • Delivery of the annual budget and medium-term financial planning process, including the capital programme. Completion of reports to officers and members and to Council for the budget and council tax approval process
  • Leading the development and maintenance of a robust financial control framework including financial systems to support both client and company activities
  • Proactive development of reporting needs to reflect the changing nature of organisations and requirements of service managers
  • Demonstrating people management skills, promoting a positive culture, motivating teams and employees, and effectively translating best practice HR initiatives within the overall context of Company employment policies and procedures
  • Leading in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Financial Services Team service delivery and operational plans
  • Deputising for the Chief Finance Officer as and when required

Benefits on offer

  • A competitive salary
  • Welcome payment
  • Local authority pension scheme
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working arrangement
  • Monthly car allowance
  • Healthcare cash-plan with enhanced EAP
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays + birthday off
  • Contract recognition of continuous service
  • Choice of sites to work from

We encourage interested candidates to apply immediately for the Head of Finance position. If you require further information or wish to discuss your suitability before applying, please contact Daniella Pye in our Derby office for a confidential discussion.

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an inclusive and accessible recruitment business and we support applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. We can adapt our processes to accommodate everybody, so please let us know how we can help improve your recruitment experience. Please note, our advertisements use years' experience, hourly rates, and salary levels purely as a guide based on the specific skills set out in the advert. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who can demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. Our Consultants assess based on the experience and skills evidenced on the CV. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion due to the CV not matching the skill set required. 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.

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an inclusive and accessible recruitment business and we support applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. Please note, our advertisements use years' experience, hourly rates, and salary levels purely as a guide and we assess applications based on the experience and skills evidenced on the CV. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice on our website.

Daniella Pye Associate Director

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