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Job description Finance Director

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Job Summary

The Finance Director is a key member of the senior management team and is responsible, for ensuring effective financial management and control of resources.

Main responsibilities-Job description Finance Director

Ensuring effective business performance within the Portfolio by leading, on behalf of the Chief Executive, the planning and budgeting processes, helping to ensure that organisation`s overall financial position is in balance and its objectives achieved.

 

Ensuring an effective performance management framework is in place for measuring business performance, including the development, provision and ongoing monitoring of financial and other key performance indicators. This will cover the Portfolio`s element of the organisation`s Business Plan, the revenues it collects and the spend on its internal resources.

 

Maintaining an effective financial control framework, ensuring delegated authorities are in place and that the Portfolio complies with the relevant standards.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Job description Finance Director

 Acting as a focal point and source of expertise in financial analysis within the Portfolio, encouraging and providing constructive challenge to managers to deliver value-for-money and efficiencies both within the Portfolio and across organisation.

 

Acting as the voice of the CFO within the Portfolio, promoting a culture of financial responsibility and working with the central Finance team to build and develop financial capability across the business.

 

Working with central Finance to deliver transformational financial thinking, systems and processes that support the Portfolio and organisation`s change agendas.

 

Providing effective leadership, direction and development to the Portfolio finance team of c.115 people.

 

Job description Finance Director [cont]

The successful candidate will be an exceptional leader who is able to show that he/she has the necessary imagination, skills and track record for this demanding role. He/she will need to be able to demonstrate his/her ability in the following areas:

 

Essential Criteria, Skills and Experience: Job description Finance Director

 

The successful candidate will be a CCAB qualified accountant with significant experience of working in a senior financial management role within a complex and highly diverse customer centric environment.

 

Proven experience of developing and implementing an effective financial control environment within a significantly sized business/organisation.

 

Strong understanding and experience of risk management, investment appraisal, benefit realisation and how best to deliver value for money.

 

 

Ability to contribute as part of the senior management team, through effective business planning, analysis, planning, budget management and performance appraisal.

 

Demonstrable ability to drive forward efficiency savings across a large organisation, in line with key strategic objectives.

 

Experience of influencing management at board level as well as key stakeholders within a highly complex and politically sensitive environment.

 

Experience of leading and developing a geographically dispersed team of highly dedicated and experienced finance professionals.

 

Desirable Criteria, Skills and Experience: Job description Finance Director

 

Ideally, the successful candidate will have a working knowledge of debt management.

 

Key Competencies

 

Results Orientation: You demonstrate drive for improvement of organisational results. You intelligently transform a business for significantly improved results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change Leadership: You drive for improvement through people, transforming and aligning an organisation in a new and challenging direction. You fully engage entire organisations in fundamental change.

 

Strategic Dexterity: You think beyond your own area. You demonstrate complex thinking abilities, incorporating both analytical and conceptual abilities. This competency encompasses the practical application of this higher level thinking to tangible problems and to find pragmatic solutions. You develop concepts that integrate complex information into new and simple essences and you create and communicate clearly a new, long-term vision for a complex organisation.

 

Interpersonal Effectiveness: Job description Finance Director You are able to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of peers, partners and others not in the line of command to create a positive impact on organisational performance. You build enduring partnerships and team work across the organisation, demonstrating strong, articulate communication and leadership

Job description Finance Director

 

Working with managers to provide accurate forecasts of the in-year and year-end positions, championing a `right first time` attitude. Communicating forecasts to central Finance in a timely and accurate way.

 

Working with the senior management team to deliver an effective risk management framework and process that anticipates, identifies and mitigates significant risks to delivery of the Portfolio business plan.

 

Managing the relationship with corporate services providers through the service management function: ensuring that `consumables` are properly controlled within budget and building and maintaining a set of performance measures to maximise value for money from internal service provision.