Financial Management Specialist

Job title – Financial Management Specialist Location – Seaham, SR7 Contract – Permanent Hours – Full time Salary: £35,774 – £36,927 per annum.

Duties would include:

You will support the delivery of an effective financial management business partnering service across the directorate.
You will support the development of the short and medium term financial strategies for the directorate through working with colleagues to understand their requirements and identifying interventions required and solutions where necessary.
You will prepare the timely monthly and quarterly management accounts and analysis for budget managers, directors, Executive Management Team, Board and funders.
You will support the development of effective technical accounting arrangements in accordance with relevant housing sector accounting requirements.
You will work with colleagues to review financial budgets, understand variances and provide financial analysis and support to enable effective decision making and control expenditure.
You will work in partnership with budget holders to develop monthly financial forecasts, including providing advice and where necessary challenge to ensure effective use of resources.
You will provide advice and training to budget managers across the directorate on technical accounting matters.
You will support the Finance Business Partners in the preparation of the statutory accounts and working papers, including where required effective liaison with the auditors.
You will support the effective operation and development of the financial management system OpenAccounts and the ongoing development of the Ebis module (Online workflow management system).
You will support the Finance Business Partner in providing information as required in the preparation and submission of financial returns required by the regulator.

The Ideal candidate will have: Qualifications AAT qualified (or equivalent) or three years relevant experience, preferably part membership of a professional accounting bodyExperience, Skills and Knowledge

Setting, managing and monitoring budgets and preparing accounts information
Developing financial analysis and reporting
Statutory accounts
Preferably with experience of developing medium and long term financial strategies to meet corporate objectives and developing and improving financial management systems and procedures
Ability to think, plan and manage own workload
Ability to communicate financial information to a range of different audiences, including non-financial staff
Ability to negotiate, influence and persuade individuals/groups
Can make a range of decisions and deliver within agreed timescales
Ability to use information technology to a high level of competence
Ability to deliver excellent standards of financial management
Preferably with knowledge of the current issues facing the social housing sector, knowledge of current accounting practice and regulatory framework in the housing sector and knowledge of all VAT and Tax regimes

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please send your CV now for consideration.If you require any additional information regarding the position, please call Lewis at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 966 or send an E-Mail to

  • Location: Seaham, England
  • Salary: £35774 - £36927 per annum
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Posted: 25-Apr-2023
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