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Assistant Finance Manager - Barnet

Job Title: Assistant Finance Manager - Barnet
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Barnet
Salary: £28 per hour
REF: PM663649
Contact Name: Parbej Miah
Contact Email:
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Assistant Finance Manager – Barnet (Temp Vacancy)

Umbrella Pay Rate: £28.00ph

Full-Time (37 hours)

Job Purpose:

As part of a strong and supportive team, the Assistant Finance Manager will contribute to the provision of financial expertise and high quality financial services to senior stakeholders, and provide exceptional support to Finance Managers. This role will proactively contribute to the achievement of the finance service’s vision, and contribute towards an innovative, high performance and continuous improvement culture. This role will lead by example, modelling and embedding the council’s values and behaviours through working collaboratively with peers, service colleagues, partners and stakeholders. An assistant finance manager is expected to make a contribution towards building a sustainable, highly effective service that delivers exceptional value for its residents through leadership on financial stewardship, insight and innovation.


  • Inform a strategic vision of the service that enables the council to meet its future challenges, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Contribute towards the development and implementation of the Council’s financial strategy
  • Work closely with all stakeholders to ensure best use of limited financial resources, providing support where needed
  • Identify financial risks and opportunities as and when they arise, inform finance managers and assistant finance managers and collectively consider options to mitigate risks or exploit opportunities.
  • Continually review, update and report on financial risks and opportunities, advising how the risks can be mitigated and the opportunities exploited
  • Proactively identify trends and changes in the operating environment (e.g. legislation, technology, policy, etc.) that could financially impact service delivery; provide advice and collaborate on potential solutions
  • Draw on knowledge of Council services and the related financial complexities, to support the provision of systems and procedures that enable effective budgetary control; ensure that variations and emerging financial pressures are drawn to the attention of budget managers, and support the development of options and plans for their resolution with the finance manager
  • Support finance managers in advising on funding, financial management and accounting requirements
  • Promote a culture which empowers budget holders and supports the delivery of value for money services and knowledge of key cost drivers
  • Support the development of outcome based commissioning models to better ensure strong price competition and transfer of risks through contracts with third parties
  • Prepare and present informative, high quality reports to stakeholders that aid in informed service and corporate decision making
  • Support finance managers to advise on investment and funding strategies including investment risk and performance
  • Ensure members of the team, directors and budget holders receive the financial management training required to be effective in their roles, including awareness of Financial Regulations and financial approval requirements prior to taking decisions

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

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