Finance Manager

Basic Overview
Salary: £450/day
Job Type: Full Time / Contract
Minimum Salary: 450.00
Maximum Salary: 450.00
Job Location: London
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Finance Manager – Schools and Education
£450/Day – * day rate negotiable depending on experience *
Hybrid working
Placement up to 6 months

About the Role:

A highly ambitious authority with big plans for the future, Enfield Council has its sights firmly fixed on creating a better borough. We're regenerating industrial estates, creating social housing and leading the development of 10,000 homes in Meridian Water. And that makes our Council a hugely exciting place to be. We've also adopted a new structure for Finance & Commercial that's designed for today's fast-paced environment. We now need a skilled Finance Manager who will support our work and thrive on our new opportunities.

As we move from a traditional model of budget monitoring to one of business partnering, we need a qualified accountant to focus on financial modelling and business transformation. Our aim is for Business Partnering to be at the heart of decision-making, supporting the revenue and capital side of the business.

You'll join us in supporting one of our key areas, Schools and Education Services, supporting the directorate to simplify businesses processes as well as completing value-added work, especially the financial management of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) and working with the local Schools Forum. In the role, you'll be supporting the Head of Finance, working alongside other Finance Managers and teams with robust financial advice. It involves solving issues, delivering the annual financial cycle for both the general fund and for the DSG and developing in-depth knowledge of your service areas managers with their financial processes including budget setting, monthly advances, monitoring and banking issues.

This role is also the key link with schools supporting headteachers and school business also streamline budget monitoring and support wider transformation.

What we are looking for:

With varied projects and option appraisals too, you'll need to be commercially sharp and technically capable, with strong people skills. Your knowledge should cover local government finance, budgeting and accounting, and be based on a CCAB accountancy qualification.

This particular role will require someone with experience in the financial management of the Dedicated Schools Grant and working with Schools Forum. You will be used to providing high-level financial advice, you'll be articulate, IT literate and highly analytical.

If you've got the talent we're looking for, we'll give you every chance to develop your expertise and access more senior roles. With our exciting new training programme, you can maximise opportunities, both for yourself and local residents