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Role Overview

Our client is looking for Business Manager to join their team. The aim of the role is to counsel, execute, and assist team members in ensuring smooth and efficient daily operations. Key areas of focus include finance, compliance (including health and safety), facilities management, IT support, and administrative services. Regular participation in termly meetings on finance, buildings, audit, and risk is mandatory. The Business Manager holds a pivotal role in the Senior Leadership Team, contributing to strategy development and offering advice on financial considerations in decision-making.

Main Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with senior-level personnel to provide guidance and leadership in financial affairs, encompassing tasks such as budget formulation, forecasting, crafting a five-year strategic financial plan, and aligning decisions with development plans.
  • Engaging with external auditors annually and facilitating the preparation of statutory financial statements.
  • Maintaining a vigilant oversight of daily financial operations, which includes monitoring cash flow, handling invoicing, credit control, and payroll.
  • Preparing for mid-year and annual audits.
  • Evaluating and revising the Risk Register and Emergency Action Plans.
  • Updating the Financial Procedures document on an annual basis to guarantee complete compliance.
  • Effectively managing compliance in alignment with statutory obligations and providing guidance to the Head and Senior Leadership Team on legal and regulatory matters.
  • Ensuring the completion of Fire Risk Assessments and Health and Safety audits as required.
  • Supervising the maintenance and enhancement of the premises.
  • Engaging in line management responsibilities, including conducting performance evaluations for finance staff, including an ACCA qualified management accountant, premises staff, and fundraising staff.
  • Taking the lead on cyber security and GDPR training.

Requirements

  • A professional accountancy qualification: ACCA and or CIPFA or similar

  • A relevant degree or equivalent qualification
  • Proven experience within a public sector
  • Experience in change management, as well as financial management
  • The ability to work with senior leaders and stakeholders

 

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