Interim Finance Director

Recruiter
ASA Recruitment
Location
Inverness, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
06 Oct 2019
Closes
14 Oct 2019
Ref
1285625343
Job Role
Finance Director
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Qualified
Our client in Inverness are looking to recruit an Interim Director of Finance on an initial 6 month basis with the possibility of extending for a further 8 weeks. The purpose of the role will be to ensure the effective and efficient provision of Financial Services to enable continued development and sustainability or the organisation The working pattern will be flexible depending on the candidate with a minimum of 3 days per week required on site. The pay rate is negotiable depending on the candidate's skill set and experience Key Accountabilities of the role: Financial Management and Governance - To be responsible for all matters relating to finance and sustainability To ensure the development and appropriate submission of revenue and capital budgets, financial reports and annual accounts To ensure all funds are properly accounted for and are efficiently administered To ensure financial planning, risk management and business continuity processes actively mitigate risk, protect reputation and ensure ongoing sustainability Highlight any matters or areas of concern regarding financial affairs To design and implement an annual calendar of activities to comply with statutory and audit requirements and financial management best practice To advise on, design and implement an annual budget process to enable managers to plan and control their income and expenditure To ensure that all aspects of the financial activities comply with statutory requirements To work with the Senior Management Team to ensure effective financial planning and maximisation of income streams To work with the Senior Management Team to manage staffing budgets to ensure efficient staff deployment To identify and recommend improvements in procedures and processes to improve efficiency To ensure there is a rigorous approach to contract service standards and contractor appointment and management Ensure compliance with all financial regulations including payroll and contract management Strategic Management - To participate as a member of the Senior Management Teams chairing and contributing to committees and representing the business at external functions, committees and events Through membership of the Senior Management Team, to provide advice and guidance within designated areas of responsibilities and on a strategic basis, to develop, maintain and evaluate best practice Provide advice within designated areas of responsibility to the Board of Management and its committees Management and Development of Team - To take appropriate management responsibility for all staff within those functional areas assigned to this post, to include, performance development management and operational management To develop staff to raise the capability of the individual and the team by advising on development needs to address any requirements To identify appropriate training to enhance contribution to the role and improve productivity To have an awareness of staff capabilities and to maximise opportunities for staff to contribute to the organisation's development To maintain an awareness of relevant Health & Safety procedures to enhance the security and safety of staff Managing Internal and External Relationships - To attend, participate and contribute to internal and external meetings, as necessary, to maximise opportunities and awareness of the work of the organisation To build relationships with other named contacts and external agencies To prepare and provide relevant business information for appropriate individuals Essential Skills, Experience and Knowledge: A strong and demonstrable track record of leadership and management at a senior level Experience of working and planning at a strategic level Experience in use of computerised accounting systems within large complex organisations Proven experience in financial and budgetary control Extensive financial services experience within large organisations, preferably including the public sector Proven track record in leading teams providing vision and ability to translate vision into outcomes Ability to analyse different sources of information and make clear recommendations based on sound analysis Knowledge and understanding of Financial regulations and recommended practice from, SFC, Audit Scotland and SORP etc Experience of managing internal and external relationships Ability to analyse and resolve problems, identifying coherent and considered recommendations and solutions Personal qualities required of postholder: Has the capacity to provide originality of thought as well as measured judgement. Creates a shared understanding of what has to be achieved Develops a positive working environment, and builds effective teams which achieve results. Supports an ethos of continuous learning and improvement Takes a wide corporate view, and works with established protocols. Sustains effort in the face of difficulties and set-backs Qualifications and Training: SCQF level 10 / Honours Degree or appropriate professional qualification in a relevant discipline Qualified Accountant If you are interested in this exciting opportunity as Interim Director of Finance in Inverness please apply with an up to date CV today ASA Recruitment is one of Scotland's largest independent multi-sector recruitment agencies. We specialise in providing effective tailored solutions for permanent, contract and temporary employment requirements for our Clients and Candidates. We are members of the REC and are ISO certified. YOU SEEK WE FIND