Finance Manager, Hybrid
Your new company
Hays are delighted to be partnering with East Sussex County Council, a forward-thinking council that trusts and empowers their staff to use their judgement. They strive for equality of opportunity in all aspects of work. One of the key elements of working for East Sussex County Council is the knowledge that you are working to help others and the real sense of achievement and purpose that brings. East Sussex County Council delivers a wide range of services to residents, business, and visitors in East Sussex, including keeping vulnerable children safe, ensuring well-maintained transport networks, invigorating local business and helping the elderly to thrive. They are also one of the largest employers in the county.
Your new role
You will be reporting to the Head of Finance and oversee a team of 6 finance professionals who are responsible for preparing the accounts, budget monitoring and forward financial planning of the Council's activities; working with the service managers to deliver savings and achieve excellent value for money for local residents. You will provide performance information on the use of Council resources and assess the financial implications of current and potential service developments. You will add value to services (and the local council taxpayer) through your knowledge of their activities, using benchmarking and research to offer informed professional challenges when appropriate. You will work with budget managers and management teams to provide monthly budget management information and ensure the development and provision of a high-quality professional finance service to budget managers. This will also include providing financial information, advice, and developing and delivering training. You will oversee the completion of grant claims and returns to Government departments and other agencies and co-ordinate the preparation of revenue and capital estimates.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a CIPFA, CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified Accountant with experience of managing a team and ideally have worked within local government or had a management role in a large organisation and demonstrate an understanding of local government finances. You will act as a Business Partner and have the ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders, so excellent communications skills are a must.
What you'll get in return
This role is currently 100% remote, but the team will move to a Hybrid model with at least 1 to 2 days each week based in the office in Lewes and for the remainder of the week you can work flexibly. The salary is £45,000 with excellent benefits including a generous pension which is the Local Government Pension Scheme, access to healthcare provider schemes and a generous holiday entitlement.
What you need to do now
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