Senior Finance Manager

Michael Page
Dumfries & Galloway
£50000 - £65000 per annum
28 Sep 2020
05 Oct 2020
Stuart Weekes
Job role
Finance manager
Public sector
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Our client is looking to bring in a Senior Finance Manager on an 18 month contract. The role will report directly to the Head of Finance and Procurement

Client Details

Our client is a large public sector body in Dumfries


The role will entail but will not be exclusive to:

- Plan and deliver a treasury management, pensions fund management, loans fund management, capital and insurance service, including the development of supporting plans, strategies and Annual Accounts

- Manage the Treasury, Insurance, Capital, and Service administrative support resource

- Develop and maintain the financial management and control framework including financial codes and financial guidance

- Take responsibility for the management of the functions and services assigned

- Support the Director and Heads of Service in the corporate and strategic leadership

- Assume budget, resource and management responsibility as delegated by the Chief Executive, Directors and Heads of Service

- Manage key programmes and projects

- Ensure effective and efficient service delivery ensuring a value for money approach to the utilisation of resources

- Ensure that resources (including people and property) are optimised and controlled effectively by the development, implementation and monitoring of robust financial arrangements


The successful candidate requires as a minimum:

- Sound knowledge of budgetary control and quality assurance systems, and experience of interpreting and understanding complex financial, budgetary and resource information.

- Knowledge of relevant statutory responsibilities, legislation and regulations in relation to the provision of services within remit.

- Understanding of the workings of Local Government, including community planning.

- Expert in the planning and provision of a Treasury and Capital accounting function

- Effective presentation skills.

- Ability to think strategically and develop plans, strategies and policies across a wide range of areas to meet the needs of the business

- Proven effective management skills that provide a supportive environment within which colleagues can develop.

- A Professional Accountancy qualification, ICAS, ACCA, CIMA, etc

- Experience in a similar role

Prior experience in Local Government/Public sector is essential and candidates without this will not be considered

Job Offer

A very exciting, long term contract