Principal Finance Officer

Location
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Salary
£42-45,000
Posted
17 Oct 2016
Closes
24 Oct 2016
Ref
RGC 17/10/16
Category
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

To play a lead role in driving the financial performance of services within the organisation.

To provide timely and details financial information and analysis to key stakeholders within the organisation

To act as a conduit with key budget holders, providing reviews and advice to deliver key budgetary and organisational targets.

Liaise with external bodies as required to facilitate the flow of information. 

 

KEY RESULT AREAS

Accounting and Financial Services

  • Provision of accurate and timely financial information and analysis to key stakeholders.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets, provision of ongoing regular budgetary reviews and advice to deliver to financial goals and objectives.
  • Production of financial forecasts, costing and analysis of potential efficiencies.
  • Analysis of systems and processes to maximize operations effectiveness and service performance
  • Formulation of annual revenue and capital estimates.
  • Conducting detailed analysis and producing business cases to support major decision-making.

 

Business Support

  • Play lead role in driving performance against budgets for services.
  • Key point of contact for internal and external stakeholders, participating in working groups.
  • Working with senior stakeholders providing financial information, analysis and advice to drive policy and activities.
  • Playing a key role on major organisational projects, providing financial support, advice and analysis.


Governance

  • Assist in annual statutory process, providing timely information and supporting all audit activity.
  • Review processes and activities to ensure compliance with legislative and service initiatives.

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ROLE:

  • A Qualified Accountant 
  • Local Authority Experience

 

HIGHLY DESIRABLE:

  • Strong experience of budgetary reviews
  • Advanced communications and analytical skills
  • Service/solutions focused outlook
  • Positive attitude to work.