Finance Manager (Local Government)
Capita plc
13d ago

Becoming a Finance Manager with Capita Local Government :

This role is part of a Finance Team, which supports the needs of the Financial Services business within Capita Local Government.

The role of the team is to challenge the financial reporting and forecasting of the business, ensuring strong financial controls and procedures are in place, but also provide support and advice to the business via continual support to the operations teams.

What you will do :

Drive monthly cost centre reviews, challenge performance and ensure integrity of monthly forecasts within the forecasting system (Axiom) whilst ensuring they are stretching but achievable

Manage production of monthly management accounts within set deadlines, ensuring accurate reflection of financial performance and variances

Help Cost Centre Managers to drive growth, improved profitability, and operational resilience by utilisation and monitoring of appropriate KPI’s, and other management information, and provide challenge thereof

Assist with the annual Business Plan process helping Cost Centre Managers with the setting of stretching but achievable Business Plan forecasts

Help assess, mitigate and manage business and financial risks

Provide financial support and guidance and training to Cost Centre Managers

Ensure Capita Best Practice and standard systems, processes and procedures are in operation, ensuring compliance with Capita Policies and rules and proactively strive for continuous improvements

Your experience will include :


Ability to work independently of supervision and be proactive in all areas of the role.

At least part qualified in a recognised Professional Accountancy qualification such as CIMA / ACCA etc.,

Strong Excel skills

Attention to detail but also being able to see the bigger picture

Team player with hands on approach

Excellent Communication skills

Ability to liaise with non-finance staff and at all levels

About Capita Local Government

For over 25 years, Capita has been the UK’s leading provider of services to local government. We help councils to improve efficiency, provide better services and become more commercially sustainable.

This works through a variety of frameworks, service agreements, commercial partnerships, shared services and joint venture companies.

What’s in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration with colleagues, customers and clients is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options.

These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

You’ll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless.

Our mission is to help you realise your potential whatever that means to you.

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