Strategic Finance Consultant

Posted 26 March 2024
Salary c.£750 per day with room for negotiation (inside IR35)
LocationNorth West
Job type Temporary
Discipline Finance Recruitment
Contact NameInnogen Brotherton

Job description

Our client, a Local Authority based in the North West, is currently recruiting for a Strategic Finance Consultant on a 3 – 6 month initial contract.

The position is due to start in April on a full-time basis with a negotiable daily rate of c.£750 inside IR35. Infrequent travel will be required to the office dependent on business needs

The ideal candidate must be qualified and have relevant experience in a similar role managing the MTFS process.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting the Deputy Section 151 Officer in managing the development and ongoing co-ordination of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy
  • Deputising for the D.151 Officer as required
  • Supporting planning and accounting for the Collection Fund and associated local taxation
  • Ensuring effective financial reporting is in place, encouraging best practice and introducing innovative ways of working
  • Reviewing and updating financial planning processes and procedures to ensure they are robust and appropriate
  • Ensuring core financial systems are being effectively managed, implementing controls and process as required
  • Supporting the Council on its business partnering and financial improvement journey
  • Ensuring timely and effective reporting to Central Government and others
  • Providing advice and guidance on the above and any other technical issues as required

Experience required:

  • Extensive experience working within Local Authorities
  • Previous experience managing the MTFS process

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • CCAB qualification is essential

Working hours:

  • 5 days per week
  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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