Assistant Director of Finance

Job Reference: 887068

Colchester

£63,000 - £73,000 per annum

MacKenzie King are delighted to be working with a local Public Sector Organisation to recruit an Assistant Director of Finance. Reporting into the Chief Financial Officer you will support them and the finance team to manage the finances of the Authority in accordance with best practise and legislative requirements. This will involve ensuring all financial transactions are processed in an efficient manner and that the Authority contains expenditure within the authorised budgets each year.

Key tasks and responsibilities

- Supporting the CFO to deliver the Service and Finance strategies.
- Ensuring the Department provides timely, accurate and reliable financial information to Managers at all levels.
- To scrutinise Core Budgets & Projects and to have a solid understanding of variances between actual spend against budget/forecast.
- To oversee budget setting to ensure spend at cost centre level reflects the strategic objectives.
- To play a key role in the annual year end accounts process including assessing and advising the Authority on any changes in regulation and ensuring planning the process to produce the accounts including preparation for audit.
- To manage relationships with key stakeholders, internal and external, including external stakeholders.
- To manage the efficient and effective use of resources to support activities and to deliver the departmental strategy

Qualifications and experience

You will be a qualified accountant, ideally ACA or ACCA and have an apetite to work in a technical environment with a commercial bias. You will enjoy communicating financials to non finance people and have the gravitas to work with senior stakeholders.

Benefits

The role includes a generous benefits package including an excellent pension, 25+ days hols and hybrid working.

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Great opportunity to work in the public sector where your role will make a big difference to the wider community

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