Finance Manager x2

£29,756 - £38,347 depending on qualifications and experience
Closing date
17/11/2019, 23:55
Normal Office Hours
Full-Time - 37 Hours

We are currently recruiting for two Finance Manager roles within our Headquarters.

You will provide financial and budget assurance to HQ Directorate Senior Management teams.

You will provide a robust financial reporting structure, to ensure the effective monitoring and control of budgets and expenditure.  You will ensure that efficient processing of financial transactions positively supports effective delivery of Directorate aims and objectives and that all processes, systems and procedures are robust, controlled and will withstand audit scrutiny.

You will provide a flexible and proactive Finance service, commensurate with the needs of the Directorate and the wider SPS.

You will be responsible for the integrity of all data processed through the systems within your remit, ensuring compliance with SPS polices and guidance.

You will provide guidance and support to all Directorate staff in respect of Finance and Procurement policies and procedure and other relevant SPS policies.

To provide appropriate support, coaching and training to Directorate staff. This may also include line management duties.
To be responsible for all financial systems and processes carried out by the Directorate teams, ensuring that they comply with the SPS Financial Policy and Guidance Manual and other directives, including completing mandatory controls such as month and year end reconciliations and reports.
To monitor and control the budget and expenditure for the Directorate including providing advice, assistance and input into the annual budget planning cycle.  Prepare regular expenditure projections that provide an accurate statement of the Directorate's financial position.  Tasks include, but are not limited to; monthly variance reporting, accruals and prepayments and completion of the year end pack.
Attend regular meetings with budget holders to discuss the financial position (including workforce planning) making budget forecast recommendations that support Directorate aims and objectives, which are in accordance with the SPS Financial Policy & Guidance Manual.
To provide advice and guidance to staff with the Directorate; management of the scheduled of financial and procurement delegate authorities; maintain up-to-date registers as required by SPS Financial and Procurement Policies and Procedures; confirm that financial and procurement authority limits are appropriately observed and provide statements of assurance confirming that key internal controls are in place and are operating effectively.
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

Hold or be working towards an HNC accountancy qualification or equivalents level AAT qualification (or similar).


Experience Requirements

Experience of management reporting including monitoring, reporting and controlling budgets.


Experience of using Windows based financial systems including processing transactions, interrogating, reconciling and reporting on accounts and ensuring that controls are operating effectively.


Experience of leading individuals, fostering positive relationships and working with teams to achieve desired results.


Knowledge Skills Requirements


Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to collate, analyse and interpret financial data and present it in a clear and readily understandable format.



Ability to use Microsoft Office applications including Excel and Word.




Ability to effectively plan and prioritise team and personal workload within a dynamic environment, ensuring the effective management of resources to meet departmental and organizational requirements.



Role Specific Test
Vacancy Information Booklets:

This opportunity is closed to applications.