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Interim Director of Finance (Large Public Sector)

Job Description

My client:

A leading public sector organisation, based in South Belfast, are urgently recruiting through VanRath for an Interim Director of Finance on a temporary basis for 9 months+. This role is due to commence immediately and will provide an enjoyable challenge for any suitably qualified senior finance professional from the outset.

The Role:

The Finance and Corporate Affairs Division supports the Chief Executive and senior management in securing and deploying the financial, personnel and physical resources. The division includes financial management, planning and control, and the management of procurement, human resources, estates, intellectual property, contracts, business continuity and contingency planning, health and safety, risk management, management information systems, IT support, and Board and Executive Management Team support.

Reporting to the CEO, your responsibilities will be as follows:

- management and direction of circa 70 staff, who span a wide range of corporate functions e.g. finance and procurement, human resources, IT / information systems, estates management, business planning and health and safety.

- ensuring staff have ready access to all the management and financial information which they need to support sound business decisions and to assess performance against target.

- oversee the re-shaping of corporate support functions, with significant investment planned in key areas

- support the development and introduction of new systems.

- lead the successful delivery of business targets, underpinned by sound financial planning and monitoring, effective management systems and by the highest standards of corporate excellence.

- deliver leadership and change management capabilities, showing the drive and vision necessary to ensure the organisation continues to develop as a strong, financially sustainable, service-leader to public and private sector customers.

- Provide strong and comprehensive financial leadership and bringing an added-value dimension to the Institute in terms of operating efficiencies, organisational development and corporate governance will be essential elements of the post.

- Provide financial direction to the organisation; the post holder must be capable of developing and implementing a strategic approach; and ensuring that the implications of changes in the internal or external environments are anticipated and risk assessed, and that alternative courses of action are recommended to the CEO and the Board in a timely fashion.

- Be accountable for the management of the resource budget of circa £60m, after deployment of resources (on which they will advise) has been agreed by the Executive Management Team and the Board, with regular presentations to the Board on performance against budget.

- Support the development of appropriate strategies for all functional areas, to ensure that they continuously serve the changing needs of the organisation e.g. estates management and procurement, in an efficient and economical way. Of particular importance will be the approach to estates management and development, information technology, human resources and succession planning.

- Be a dynamic leader with strong interpersonal skills and a creative and highly pro-active management style.



For further information on this vacancy, or any other Senior Accountancy appointment in Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Damian Della Croce in the strictest confidence on 02890 330 250.