Senior Divisional Finance Manager

£42k per annum
17 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Divisional Finance Manager

Hft is a national charity that’s been supporting people with learning disabilities since 1962. We put the people we support at the centre of everything we do and use our experience to work in partnership with them to provide personalised services to more than 3,000 people.

Position: Senior Divisional Finance Manager
Location: Emersons Green, Bristol with travel
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £42k per annum + car allowance

Closing date: Thursday 11 July 2019
Interview date: Monday 15 July 2019

About the role: 

As a Social Care provider we are facing challenging times. In response to the changing landscape across the learning disability sector, we have developed our business strategy, which provides a framework detailing how we run our business support activities, processes and systems across the organisation. In order to deliver against the strategy we are enhancing our finance skills through a Regional Finance Management Team.

This is your opportunity to join an organisation that welcomes creative ideas based on sound judgement and experience and allows for growth and efficiency. This role will direct the divisional finance management team including processes, stakeholder and performance management as well as tactically supporting one of the trading divisions. You will be part of a wider team that is fully engaged in supporting the organisation’s managers to achieve key efficiencies as well as driving cultural change. In addition to this you will be a support the divisional management team to improve its delivery of analysis and insight and support the organisation’s delivery of financial sustainability, performance targets and outstanding services.

You will provide timely and effective support, with challenge where necessary, whilst also maintaining responsibility for a robust financial controls and compliance framework. A key element of the role will be to support Operations with process development, commercial support and business cases which necessitates a complete understanding of how service operations works.

You must be a credible and persuasive finance professional with experience in a similar role including process and systems implementation. You will hold a professional finance qualification and must be able to travel across your division which may include overnight stays.

As our Senior Divisional Finance Manager you will:

- Support the management teams in the analysis of the monthly results and KPI’s ensuring accurate and timely information is provided.
- Support the management teams with their realistic and robust budgets and forecasts based on accurate information for fee hours and staff costs.
- Proactively review finance processes and controls to drive continuous improvements both in services and in Central Support.
- Provide expert finance support to divisional teams.
- Support management in decision making for investments with cost / benefit analysis and ROI.
- Ensure robust controls are maintained to minimise risk.
- Support divisional teams with negotiations and decision making.
- Create and maintain productive relationships with Finance teams in Local Authorities.
- Engage with, and support, cross functional project teams at a local and central level.
- Undertake finance – based risk audits for fiscal compliance.
- Support fraud investigations.
- Direct a team of Divisional Finance Managers to drive excellence in financial management throughout the organisation.
- Provide feedback on systems improvements and risks to central finance team.
- Provide learning and development initiatives for service staff to enhance understanding and engagement.

We need you to have:

- A relevant accountancy qualification.
- Good / excellent excel skills (but not at the expense of communication and commerciality).
- A strong work ethic.
- A driving licence.
- Resilience and common sense.
- The ability to communicate with non-financial staff at all levels of the organisation.

As our Senior Divisional Manager, we will offer you a:

- Genuine opportunity to play an important part in the sustainability of the Trust.
- Varied and challenging role with real prospects.
- Competitive salary for a 35 hour week.
- Car allowance.
- Contributory pension scheme.
- Up to 25 day’s holiday.
- Private health cover.

Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.

Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.


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