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Finance Manager

Hays Senior Finance
England, Staffordshire
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Education and training
Salary band
£30,000 - £40,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Job Details

Finance Manager required for a local government organisation based in Staffordshire

Your new company

You will be working for a small local government organisation and support their FD in overseeing all financial aspects for them.

Your new role

To lead in the preparation of the annual budget setting process and to maintain the Council's accounts, including cashbook, sales and purchase ledgers, prepare monthly budget monitoring statements and provide regular financial management information for the FD and Council Committees. To prepare the Council's accounts for annual audit and year end and the charity annual submission.

Duties : -

To manage and maintain the finances of the Council
To line manage and coordinate the work of the finance staff, ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the service
To provide regular financial management information for the Council including monthly budget monitoring statements for the Finance Committee and Service/Management Committees
To manage the accounting software.
To prepare the year end accounts for audit including preparation of the Annual Governance and Accounting Return and Annual Charity Commission return.
To liaise with the auditors during audit inspections and related communications.
To be responsible for the management and administration of bank accounts and credit cards.
To pay invoices, and allocate expenditure in accordance with the Council's Financial Regulations and Procurement Policy.
To provide financial assistance in the administration of all payroll related processes.
To account for all income received by the Council
To lead on the preparation of the budgets

What you'll need to succeed

Ideally qualified but also happy to look at part qualified
Ideally some public sector experience in local government or charity environments
Good technical and management accounting skills

What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available
Full time or part time would be considered.
Up to 38K + local government benefits package

What you need to do now
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