Finance Manager - HMP Inverness

HMP Inverness
£39,364 to £42,545
Closing date
09/02/2023, 23:55
Normal Office Hours
Full-Time - 37 Hours

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 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 the role holder will ensure that all staff within their remit are trained to meet the ever changing demands and challenges of the prison.

Advise the Governor and Senior Management Team on all aspects of locally controlled budgets and on all policy and strategic matters relating to Finance and Business performance..

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, whilst applying operational effectiveness and value for money.
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 to provide an accurate statement of the establishment’s financial position.  Ensure the needs of the prison regime, internal and external stakeholders are met at all times.
Responsible for managing the management information systems and reports to ensure reports on key performance targets are accurate and within timescales.
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
The role holder is required to hold AAT Level 3 Professional Accounting Qualification or equivalent work experience. ESSENTIAL
Experience Requirements

Significant experience working in a Finance environment including cash, asset and stock control, ensuring robust financial processes and assurances are in place for all aspects.


Experience in the management of control accounts and financial reconciliations.  Proficient in budget setting, planning and management of income, expenditure and capital budgets.


Line management experience, including developing and mentoring staff.


Knowledge Skills Requirements
Skilled in the management of diverse teams prioritising workloads to ensure continuity of service to meet strict deadlines, whilst complying with financial and organisational policy and legislation ESSENTIAL
Excellent numerical and analytical skills with a willingness to show initiative and be able to present financial information to non-finance members. 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
Good communication skills with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of contacts and to positively influence others to achieve desired results. ESSENTIAL
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This opportunity is closed to applications.