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Interim Head of Finance

A large Local Authority in South Yorkshire are currently looking for an interim Head of Finance within their Children & Young People’s Services directorate. This position is for 4/5 months with excellent, flexible rates on offer. They are one of the best performing Council’s in the Region.

As a Head of Finance, you will be responsible for:

  • Support transformation and achieve significant savings against current costs
  • Forecasting future spending and developing a robust long-term strategy
  • Lead and drive reform across financial management
  • Maintaining documentary evidence to support both internal and external reviews and audits
  • Plan, develop and implement service change which will deliver savings over the medium term financial strategy
  • Plan, initiate, manage and implement major change initiatives
  • Providing financial advice to Senior members of staff and stakeholders
  • Assisting with the preparation of VAT returns
  • Leading on budget planning.
  • Advising the senior managers within the directorate and Elected Members on service priorities and implications of budgetary options

The successful applicant will:

  • Hold an NQF Level 7 qualification (post graduate certificates and diplomas, with extensive experience in the above areas) OR evidence of the equivalent level of knowledge gained via experience
  • Have experience in policy development
  • Be experienced in managing change
  • Be experienced in Management Accounting – budgeting, forecasting and corporate/strategic planning
  • Have experience in preparation, management and monitoring of significant revenue and capital budgets
  • Be experienced in developing long-term solutions and strategies
  • Have excellent communication skills across varying levels of the organisation
  • Have the ability to multi-task and balance different responsibilities

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a large Local Authority in South Yorkshire. This role offers excellent rates, longevity and provides fantastic challenges to the successful applicant.

If you feel your experience matches the above criteria and are interested in this role, please send your CV to Liam Cox at Sellick Partnership or give me a call for a confidential chat.

Sellick Partnership is a market-leading professional services recruitment specialist operating across the UK. Over the years we have built up an enviable relationship with employers and our expert team of consultants boast up-to-date market knowledge and a strong reputation making Sellick Partnership best placed to help you. Sellick Partnership is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please note our advertisements use years' experience and salary levels purely as a guide. We are happy to consider applications from all candidates who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to fulfil the role. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice which can be found in the footer on our website.

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South Yorkshire
Temporary or Contract
Immediate start
5 Months
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Liam Cox
Sellick Partnership
Telephone Number 01332 542580
Fax Number 01782 572701

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