• Belfast
  • £ 35,745
  • Temporary
  • AAK-Finance-Belfast
  • michael.callaghan@premiere-agency.com

Our client, a leading public sector organisation, based in Belfast are looking to recruit a Finance and Corporate Services Manager to join their team.

The role is available immediately for 12 months.

Salary- £35,745

37 hours per week Monday to Friday

Key Responsibilities:

  • Line management of Finance and Corporate Services Officer;
  • Responsible for providing the accountancy function including management of the accounts, preparation of all associated accounting information and the preparation of reporting accounts;
  • To monitor and revise within the overall financial provision in line with changing demands, current expenditure analysis and projected out-turns of expenditure;
  • To prepare monthly management accounts and quarterly expenditure monitoring returns for submission by required deadlines;
  • To operate as part of the Corporate Management Team;
  • To assist in the preparation, review and assessment of business cases and economic appraisals;
  • To support the Chief Executive in meetings;
  • To attend and present to meetings as required;
  • To work with external stakeholders as required;
  • To assist the Chief Executive with Business planning;
  • To develop, implement and manage payroll, purchasing, accounts payable and management information systems;
  • To develop and implement policies and procedures in compliance with legislative requirements, government directives and best practice for the procurement of goods and services
  • To manage contracts for all supplies and services in accordance with the Contract Management policy;
  • To be responsible for the development of annual work programmes and provision of information relating to all aspects of internal and external audit activities;
  • To be responsible for the review and revision (as necessary) of the operational activities
  • To monitor bank accounts and review completed bank reconciliations on a monthly basis;
  • To oversee the complete payroll function
  • To assist in the preparation of the annual Pay Remit;
  • To prepare annual reports, accounts and financial statements for submission
  • Oversee the administration of pension arrangements
  • Oversee the completion of annual returns and submit to the relevant body
  • To develop and maintain policies and systems of controls to safeguard against failures of propriety;
  • To liaise with the registration function regarding the processing of Teachers’ fees;
  • To manage property, equipment and services in a manner to ensure the effective and efficient operation
  • To be responsible for the insurance, maintenance and security of the Council’s property and equipment;
  • To comply with the Equal Opportunities Policy;
  • To take reasonable care of his / herself and others whilst at work in respect of matters relating to Health and Safety, and to co-operate in carrying out the statutory health and safety duty placed upon it;
  • To comply with IT security policy and any reasonable procedures arising from it;
  • To comply with all record management policies specifically data protection and freedom of information and any reasonable procedures arising from them;
  • To have line management responsibility for other finance staff

Essential Qualifications

  • Relevant professional qualification and membership of professional body e.g. ACCA, CIPFA or CIMA


Essential Experience

  • At least 3 years’ experience of managing all aspects of a complex organisation’s finance and accounting activities including provision of financial and management reports, controlling and monitoring budgets and preparation of the Annual Report and Accounts

  • Management of contracting processes and procedures, for example, facilities management services

  • At least 2 years’ experience of managing a team


Essential Knowledge

  • Knowledge of current accounting standards and regulations

  • Knowledge of financial processes and procedures

  • Knowledge of external and internal audit requirements

  • Knowledge of procurement processes within the public sector

  • Strong IT user skills – MS Office


Desirable Qualifications

  • A degree or equivalent accounting qualification


Desirable Experience

  • Experience of working within the public sector

  • Demonstrable Corporate Management experience

  • Experience of administration of pension arrangements within an organisation

  • Experience of management of property, equipment and services

  • Experience of working with or presenting to a Corporate Board

To apply please send your CV via the link.