Head of Strategic Finance

Head of Strategic Finance needed in Taunton, £39.53ph PAYE – Reference: RQ1314506

 

The Head of Strategic Finance is responsible for providing high-quality financial, strategic accounting advice to major services within the Client. They are responsible for the financial health of the Client, working closely with the Service Director Finance & Procurement to ensure the development of the financial strategy, assessing investments, and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance.

Leads and co-ordinates the Client’s key financial processes of Budget Setting, and Budget Monitoring for both revenue and capital funding and spend. Lead the Client’s Tax Setting and managing the Collection Fund.

Undertake strategic and tactical financial analysis, modelling, and evaluation to support leaders with data-driven decision making. Ensuring the Client meets its saving targets and other financial aims and objectives.

Leads and co-ordinates the Client’s key financial processes of Budget Setting, and Budget Monitoring for both revenue and capital funding and spend. Lead the Client’s Tax Setting and managing the Collection Fund.

Responsible for Somerset Pension fund and the Client’s Treasury Management activities around investments and debt management. The fund’s investment will be managed to achieve a return that will ensure solvency of the fund and provide long term cost efficiency and effectively manages risk

Responsible for the Client’s capital programme, including the Client’s investment portfolio and Client owned or part owned investment companies. Work closely with the capital team to lead the improvement of the budget setting process, and monitoring of the programme. Make authoritative recommendations that have a significant impact on the business over the short and long term. Recommendations could be technical or professional in nature.

Lead the development and implementation of strategy for an important area of responsibility within a function, anticipating complex issues, challenges, and opportunities, whilst ensuring integration with wider functional strategy.

This position is to cover 3 months long term absence.

 

 

This is a full time role on a temporary contract basis.

  

If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to katie@essentialemploy.co.uk quoting the reference number.

 

Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

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