Finance Manager (Estates)

£28,071 - £36,176
Closing date
03/06/2019, 15:30
Normal Office Hours
Full-Time - 37 Hours

You will provide professional financial and budget assurance to the Head of Estates and Technical Services, for all works planned and undertaken to meet the needs of the SPS estate.

You will provide Estates and Technical Services Senior Management Team with 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 Estates and Technical Services 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 Estates and Technical Services department 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 policies and guidance.

You will be responsible for ensuring that SPS fully meets its obligation to HMRC in respect of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and that all payments and returns are made accurately and by due dates.

You will provide guidance and support to all Estates and Technical Services staff in respect of Finance and Procurement policies and procedures.

To provide appropriate line management support, coaching and training to Estates and Technical Services Finance staff.
To be responsible for all financial systems and processes carried out by the Estates and Technical Services Finance team, 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 act as Sub-Accountable Officer with Delegated Financial Authority.
To monitor and control the budget and expenditure for Estates and Technical Services including providing the Head of Commercial Management with advice, assistance and input into the annual budget planning cycle.  Prepare regular expenditure projections that provide an accurate statement of the department’s financial position.
To provide advice and guidance to Estates and Technical Services staff; draft letters and schedules of financial and procurement delegated 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.
To ensure compliance with the HM Revenue & Customs Construction Industry Scheme (CIS), including vetting payments to suppliers; ensuring correct deductions have been made; submitting payments and mandatory statements to HM Revenue & Customs and suppliers on behalf of SPS. Delivering coaching and training on CIS to Estates and Technical Services field staff where required.
As local Records Officer, to manage records held in your area in line with National and Local Policies and Procedures.
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

HNC accountancy qualification or equivalent 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 organisational requirements.


Knowledge of the rules of HM Revenue & Customs Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).


Role Specific Test
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