Finance Manager

£650 per day

South west England - Hybrid

The Company

A large council in the South West is looking for a Finance Manager to join them on an interim basis. The initial contract will be 2 months with the potential of extension. The successful candidate will manage a team of six including two accounting technicians.

Skills and Experience Required

  • A qualified Accountant
  • Have significant experience working at a senior level in Local Government.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Be self-motivated, dedicated, driven, confident and relationship player.
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

The Role

  • Provide a comprehensive finance service with a specific emphasis on offering advice and analysis for revenue and capital monitoring.
  • Contribute to the development of business cases to support informed decision-making.
  • Undertake robust variance analysis, presenting evidence to support findings.
  • Assist the service area in identifying opportunities, trends, efficiencies, and best practices to mitigate overspends.
  • Demonstrate significant experience in budget preparation and monitoring, both for capital and revenue.
  • Proficiently use computerised financial systems to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Possess excellent communication skills to convey financial information effectively.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships at all levels within the organisation.
  • Effectively manage both personal and team workload to ensure timely and accurate completion of tasks.