Senior Manager - Financial Accounts/Governance (Public Sector)

Posted: 14/06/2017

  • Salary: GBP 350 per day - GBP 400 per day
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Reference: BBBH137804

Team: Financial Accounts and Governance
Directorate: Finance
Reporting to: Director of Financial Accounts and Governance

1. Context of the role
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the financial accounting function runs to a high standard and to ensure that statutory and financial reporting needs are met, and that departments remains within budgetary limit.
In addition the post holder will work collegiately with the other Deputy Director in overseeing financial control and services work, and in support of financial control and systems work in the other Cluster.
Key responsibilities also include ensuring that performance targets are monitored and met. The post holder will also work closely with external audit organisations/clients to ensure that accurate and timely information is available to assist with audit of annual accounts and will be responsible for ensuring that audit requirements are implemented within timescale.
The post holder will provide managerial and professional leadership to staff in Financial Accounts and Governance and ensure collegiate support and financial guidance to new initiatives and funding streams. The post holder will also develop and drive strategy within the directorate.

2. Responsibilities

  • Management of Financial Control and Financial Services teams within the nominated Cluster, and working collegiately with the other Deputy Director.
  • Management of all Financial Services, including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Procurement, ensuring all processes function effectively.
  • Ensure that accounting records are maintained to high standards to enable the requirements of governance, internal and external audit requirements and completion of monthly reconciliations.
  • Provide financial and information support advice and guidance to directors and budget holders. This will often include analysis of highly complex and sensitive data sets and material.
  • Coordination of the production of clients' monitoring returns and final accounts and support in the preparation of the client's own accounts.
  • Completion of monthly reconciliations with accuracy and to timeframe.
  • Assist the Director of Finance in providing input into the Operating Plans and other initiatives in respect of accounting treatments, and cash implications.
  • Assist with POD teams in the production of all Short, Medium and Long Term planning documents. Report progress to relevant Boards and Committees.
  • Develop financial and related policies, procedures and practices, working with colleagues within the function and beyond where necessary to establish a consistent and effective approach.
  • Promotion of best practices.
  • Provide advice on all aspects of finance. Advise staff on changes to policy and requirements together with the impact these may have upon the organisation.
  • Provide advice on VAT and tax. Ensure accounts for VAT transactions correctly and that claims are made in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Advise staff on changes to accounting policy and requirements together with the impact these may have on the organisation.
  • Forecasting and monitoring the cash requirements and cash limit.
  • Monitoring the Capital Resource Limit and Cash Limit for CCGs and ensuring that current levels are reflected in budgets used for monitoring and reporting.
  • Manage internal and external audits including local Counter Fraud Services contract/performance indicators.
  • Effectively lead, manage and participate in teams within a matrix structure, where there are multiple points of accountability. The unit will be a fluid and evolving environment and it is expected managers are able to cope with ambiguity, work collaboratively in cross functional teams and manage multi interfaces.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures and internal/external KPIs.
  • Developing and delivery of strategy within the department.
  • Contribute to the development and achievement of SLA's that the client holds with the CCGs
  • Monitoring/overseeing out-sourced contracts.
  • Deputise for the Director of Financial Accounts and Governance.
  • The post holder is accountable as a senior manager for implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the work of their teams, and for ensuring their staff are trained in using SOPs. In addition they are expected to champion the use of SOPs, include training in all induction programmes for new staff and development plans for existing staff, and contribute to the creation and maintenance of SOPs as required as part of the corporate SOP development process.
  • Lead for managing the agreement of debtors and assist with agreement of creditors liaising with the other Deputy Director.

3. Requirements

  • CCAB or CIMA accreditation
  • Educated to masters level or equivalent level of experience
  • Experience of supervising/managing large teams
  • Experience of creating new/improved systems and procedures to streamline duties
  • Experience of using computerised financial systems, across a number of responsibilities
  • Experience of Procurement processes, Accounts Payable processes and Accounts Receivable processes
  • Experience of Treasury Management - maintaining positive cash flow position and ensuring good banking relationships
  • In depth knowledge of VAT rules and regulations
  • Up to date knowledge of UK GAAP/IFRS
  • Prior NHS experience

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.