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Finance Manager – Capital and Companies

Employer
BCP Council
Location
Bournemouth
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Job Introduction

Role Purpose

Join Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council as our Finance Manager Capital and Companies and be a critical part of our management team for the Financial Services function. 

We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us and manage Capital and Companies team promoting efficiency, high performance, probity, and excellent value for money services. In this role you will lead and support the delivery of our significant and varied capital programme alongside the Councils well established subsidiaries.  You could be an aspiring leader, who is looking to gain experience or an experienced leader who is looking to lead and inspire a new team. 

Established in 2019, Bournemouth Christchurch & Poole Council is one of England’s newest unitary authorities, as well as one of the UK’s most iconic coastal communities. We have already achieved a great deal and our ambitions to modernise and innovate continue.

The communities we serve are at the heart of our ambitions, and we want to ensure that our residents and businesses are able to realise their full potential and enjoy an outstanding quality of life. We have a strong, collaborative and supportive culture that enables everyone to grow and develop. Ensuring employees have a positive work life balance is really important to us. We have an agile working policy, which enables our people to work flexibly either at home and/or in the main Civic Centre.

Main Responsibilities

As our Finance Manager Capital you will be responsible for:

•    Supporting the delivery of the Councils capital programme in collaboration with projects managers

•    Providing financial advice and information to all Councillors and officers within the Council

•    Contributing towards the democratic and corporate activities of the Council.

•    Acting as the technical lead for capital accounting

•    Championing excellent management of financial resources, promoting efficiency, high performance, probity and excellent value for money services and will play a crucial role in the delivery of service transformation, driving efficiency and productivity improvements and also the optimisation of income opportunities

•    Ensuring that members and officers are provided with high quality strategic advice and direction on financial strategies, policies, standards and practices, enabling timely and well-informed decisions to be made in the knowledge of the impact of those decisions will have financially on the Council.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for the role of Finance Manager Capital and Companies will be able to demonstrate the following skills, knowledge, and experience:

•    Fully qualified member of one the five accountancy institutes in CCAB or CIMA 

•    Understand the priorities of the Council and the political structure and environment within Local Government 

•    Knowledge and experience of local government accounting 

•    Awareness of current legislation 

•    Experience of performance management & financial reporting requirements in local government 

•    Excellent communication skills and able to effectively communicate at a senior level 

•    Able to convey complex information clearly, correctly & concisely 

•    Experience of leading the completion and production of the Statement of Accounts 

•    Able to innovate & lead in the transformation of service delivery

Proven commercial acumen & the ability to implement new service delivery models & generate income. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to expand their Finance experience at a senior level. 

If you are positive, driven who shares our ambition and vision, then we want to hear from you. For an informal discussion about this role, please call Matthew Filmer, Assistant Chief Finance Officer on 01202 128503.

About BCP Council

BCP Council provides services to a diverse community of 400,000 residents and employs more than 5,000 people. Our area includes over 15 miles of beautiful world-renowned coastline. We can offer career defining roles to transform and improve services. By working with us, you can help deliver a vision of a thriving, word-class, prosperous and inclusive place for generations to come.

Our Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package to colleagues. Find out more on our website.

As a result of the creation of BCP Council in 2019, we are working on simplifying our terms and conditions of service and will be creating a single pay structure which is to be applicable for all employees. It is important to us that we offer benefits that our colleagues value as part of their total employment package and we are reviewing these to make sure we have it right. We are in the process of establishing a timescale for implementation and colleagues joining us will be included in these changes. This is expected to be in place in 2024.

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