Interim Finance Manager
Belfast, Ireland
6d ago

My client :

A leading organisation, based in Central Belfast, are urgently recruiting through VanRath for a Finance Manager on a temporary basis for c.

6 months. This role is due to commence immediately with full handover provided to the successful candidate.

The Role :

As a member of the senior management team, the Finance Manager will take responsibility for managing the quality and effectiveness of the organisation’s corporate affairs.

Reporting to the Head of Corporate Services, the Finance and Governance Manager will have management responsibility for the Corporate Finance and Governance teams (incorporating 9 staff in total, including two direct reports at Staff Officer level).

  • Managing the day to day running of the finance and governance teams through the use of appropriate systems, processes, policies, procedures and practices to meet the needs of the business
  • Responsible for ensuring that the organisation fulfils its commitments as set out in the Management Statement and Financial Memorandum.
  • Ensuring that appropriate financial procedures, controls and structures are in place for the effective, efficient and economic management of public funds and the monitoring their outputs and outcomes (relating to both Core and EU funding).
  • Ensuring that good governance and effective controls are in place and maintaining a strategy for the management of risk
  • Contributing to the planning, agreement and monitoring of financial targets
  • Managing staff within the Corporate Finance and Governance teams.
  • Managing, monitoring and controlling finances, in accordance with Managing Public Money NI (MPMNI) and the Government Financial Reporting Manual (FReM);
  • ensuring overall expenditure by the Service is maintained within voted expenditure and the organisation’s financial position is formally reported monthly to the relevant stakeholders.

  • Preparing Annual Accounts, in line with FReM and relevant Government Accounting standards for submission to the Northern Ireland Audit Office and Companies House.
  • Monitoring the timely compilation of business cases, and provide advice and quality assurance on all procurement activities in accordance with policy and relevant guidelines / legislation (including EU programme regulations).
  • Management of organisational response to suspected fraud in line with policy and procedure.
  • Management of grant verification process (governance team), to deliver vouching and verification of project expenditure
  • Liaison with Internal & External Audit, including planning / exit meetings, management responses to recommendations as appropriate, and implementation of recommendations.
  • Carrying out financial month end on a timely basis preparation of various report for Board and Audit and Risk Committee.
  • Provide secretariat service for Audit and Risk Committee.

  • Financial management of the PEACE IV funded project, including budgeting, cashflow management and claim submission.
  • Undertaking any other duties on behalf of the organisation as assigned by the Head of Corporate Services or the Chief Executive Officer.
  • The Ideal Candidate :

  • Recognised professional accountancy qualification
  • Excellent understanding of accounting processes and the need for appropriate controls in place
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to deliver high quality work within strict time frames at this level
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Remuneration : c.£40k


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