Interim Capital Finance Lead

London (Central), London (Greater)
£450 - £550 per day
04 Jan 2018
25 Jan 2018
Full Time

A London Borough have a need for a Qualified  Interim  Financial lead on Capital

  • To be responsible for all aspects of the authority's capital programme,   including preparation  of the capital budget,  budget monitoring  throughout the year.  and closure of the Council's capital accounts. Ensure that efficient and effective information systems are in place, which promote accountability, performance management and continuous improvement.
  • Identify and maximize the resources available to support service delivery and promote value for money. Provide advice and guidance on strategic financial issues and act as the department financial advisor on all aspects of the capital programme.
  • To provide a professional, high quality and responsive finance service that supports and promotes efficient and effective service delivery in line with the council's objectives and priorities and those of the Council's s151  Officer. Promote sound financial management and control, and practices that. comply with the Council's Constitution including Financial Regulations, Accounting Codes of Practice and all relevant legislation guidance.

You will indirectly manage:

  • 2 Capital Management Accountants
  • Indirectly Support: Divisional Finance Teams, Financial Accountants, Corporate Service Centre staff.


  • Work effectively as one of the Council's managers, delivering corporate objectives through the work of corporate services.
  • To be responsible  for all aspects of the authority's  capital  programme, including preparation  of the  capital  budget,  budget  monitoring  throughout  the  year,  and closure of the Council's capital accounts.
  • Provide accurate,  timely  and readily  understood  financial  information  to support budget  holders  in  the  management  of their  budgets  and  summary  monitoring reports  to the department's  management  teams and corporate finance
  • Ensure that efficient and effective information systems are in place, which promote accountability, performance management and continuous improvement.
  • Calculation and processing of all capital charges/transactions in accordance with  relevant  legislation
  • Undertake financial modelling  and  resource  identification  for financial  planning purposes
  • Undertake analysis, as required, of business cases
  • Alongside  the Head of Financial Strategy & Accounting, take  responsibility for strategic capital financial advice throughout the Council on all financial  aspects  of management of Charities particularly those duties arising  from the Charities Act 1992.
  • Provide financial management support, which  promotes effective co-operation and partnerships  with  other functions,  departments  and  agencies  in  the  delivery  of integrated services  delivery.
  • Assist the Finance Operations Manager  in the development and implementation of strategies,   policies,  and  procedures for  all work  strands  of the  Finance  Service Centre in conjunction with  key stakeholders and ensuring delivery  against  these.
  • To develop effective  working  relationships  with  relevant customers and  partners, including  Members,  Directors,  Assistant   Directors,  Heads  of  Service,   Strategic Finance Teams,  Service  Centre customers,  Schools,  other Local Authorities, Government Departments, other Council Service  areas, relevant elected  members and  other relevant   bodies.   In  particular ensure  effective  workflow  management exists  between  the Finance  Service  Centre and Strategic Finance.


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