Finance Manager

HMP Shotts
£45,566 - £48,640
Closing date
10/02/2023, 12:00
Normal Office Hours
Full-Time - 37 Hours
With support and guidance, the post holder is responsible for the integrity of all data processed through the systems within their remit, ensuring compliance with SPS policies and guidance.  In addition, the post holder will ensure all business processes, systems and procedures are robust, controlled and will withstand audit scrutiny.  As a member of the establishment’s Senior Management Team, the Finance Manager is responsible for budget management and reporting that provides the necessary information and support for successful delivery of operational business.  With line management responsibilities across other areas of non-operational Business, the role holder will ensure that all staff within their remit are trained to meet the ever-changing demands and challenges of this busy prison.
Advise the Governor and SMT on all aspects of locally controlled budgets and on all policy and strategic matters relating to Finance and Business matters within remit.
Responsible for all financial systems and processes and compliance to the Financial Policy and Guidance Manual and other directives, including completing mandatory controls such as month and year end reconciliations and reports, safeguarding of assets and control of cash and bank accounts.
Ensure that all procurement activities conducted by the establishment comply with Procurement policies and procedures.
Deploy, motivate and ensure that all staff within the Finance and Administration department are competent to undertake their duties and to provide appropriate line management support and training through effective application of relevant HR policies.
Management of the establishment’s annual budget including budget planning, devolvement and budget projections that provide an accurate statement of the establishment’s budget outturns.
Provide a flexible and proactive Finance & Administration service commensurate with the needs of the establishment and the wider SPS.
Person Specification

SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.

Qualifications Requirements
Possess an HNC accountancy qualification or qualified Accounting Technician (or equivalent). Essential
Experience Requirements
Proficient in planning and profiling of annual budgets that supports local and national delivery plans.  Experience in the on-going monitoring of budgets that provides SPS senior management with accurate financial forecasts throughout the year for pay, income, expenditure and capital funding.  Essential
Proficient in the use of a windows based financial management system including management of stock control, accounts payable and receivable ledgers assuring accurate representation of local payables and receivables balances.  Compliance with appropriate legislation (e.g. VAT). Essential
Experience of managing people including appraising and development of staff, challenging unacceptable behaviours and generating positive attitudes in staff whilst managing change.  Essential
Knowledge Skills Requirements
Excellent knowledge of accounting processes and procedures that provides assurance and good governance.  Proficient in the preparation of monthly and year end accruals and prepayments.  Management of financial reconciliations and control accounts for inclusion in monthly and year-end financial reports.  Essential
Ability to assess and review information and recognise potential issues and the ability to interrogate and interpret financial data that will provide management information and support decision-making.   Essential
Evidence of excellent communication skills both written and oral with ability to vary style to ensure mutual understanding and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a wider range of contacts and positively influence others to achieve results.  Essential
Demonstrate an understanding of the work of the SPS and its contribution to the wider criminal justice agenda.  Desirable
Role Specific Test
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This opportunity is closed to applications.