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Strategic Manager

  • Job reference: Fin27
  • Location: Somerset
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Corporate Services
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Temporary Strategic Manager to work in the Somerset County Council until the end of February 2019.

The pay rate will be £400 to £500 per day Umbrella.

The ideal candidate must have Local Government experience, leading and driving medium term financial planning and budget processes, they must be able to hit the ground running, have a good understanding of local government terminology, organising, planning, and financial projects management.

SAP, very proficient in Excel, previous experience of leading a budget planning process in a local government setting, flexible, self-starter, task focused with the ability to work to deadlines, they will also be leading meetings. Must be CCAB qualified although they may consider CIMA qualified for the right candidate.

The key accountability of this role is to manage the delivery of a balanced medium term financial plan (MTFP) for the period 2019/20 to 2021/22, using the best available information and engaging with lead accountants and other experts. It is essential that key deadlines for the submission of reports through the democratic process are met, culminating in a report to Full Council in February 2019.

This role is also accountable for the preparation and delivery of high quality, accurate and timely monthly revenue monitoring reports, incorporating progress on savings and on the capital programme. There is the opportunity to improve these reports to ensure that officers and members are able to assimilate the information and implications more easily and hence to make better informed decisions.

If this role sounds of interest, please do let me know and I can forward the full job spec on thanks.