Are you a fully qualified Accountant with strong financial and technical experience? Do you have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills? Do you want to work in a dynamic and supportive environment where you can make a difference?
If so, you might be interested in this fantastic opportunity to join a public sector organisation as a Finance Manager. This is a full-time, permanent position based in Leeds where you will be responsible for supporting the Regional Finance Director on all aspects of finance, as well as providing technical advice and expertise to the Senior Leadership teams and other departments within the organisation. You will also be part of a wider finance team who work collaboratively to support one another and share best practices.
As a Finance Manager, you will:
- Advise and support the Business Managers, budget holders and the Senior Leadership Team on financial matters
- Assist in managing and reporting on all budgets, forecasts, business plans and returns
- Maintain and update the financial policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with internal and external regulations
- Prepare and finalise monthly and annual accounts and reconciliations
- Lead on fixed asset register, audit coordination, cash management, payroll and pension administration.
- Ensure that the finance systems reflect the latest accurate position, month-end close and finalisation of management reports are made in a timely and accurate manner
- Develop and deliver the three year financial plan taking into account guidelines / funding and identifying additional sources of external revenue and funding
- Ensure the organisation remains compliant with VAT requirements, including monitoring the VAT status and ensuring that VAT returns are submitted in line with HMRC guidelines
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- An appropriate finance qualification (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent)
- Experience of preparing management accounts, budgets, forecasts, statutory accounts and returns
- Experience of leading, managing and developing staff
- Excellent organisational skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with ability to present complex information clearly and concisely to various audiences
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to build strong working relationships, influence the work of others and work collaboratively as part of a team
What you'll get in return:
- A competitive salary up to £60,000 per annum depending on experience
- Hybrid working
- Above average annual leave entitlement
- A generous pension scheme with employer contributions
- A range of other benefits including cycle to work scheme, discounted gym membership etc.
- A supportive and friendly working environment where your professional development is valued.