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Assistant director of finance

Assistant director of finance

Summary

The postholder is a member of the corporate management board and is responsible for all aspects of financial control for Kent Fire and Rescue Service, including statutory and regulatory requirements, group reporting, forecasting and budget development and financial/analytical reviews.

Reports to

Direct reports

  • Corporate Finance Manager
  • Exchequer Manager
  • Corporate Governance and Risk Manager

Job location

Service Headquarters, Maidstone

Key accountabilities

  1. To provide specialist and strategic financial advice e.g. by researching emerging issues in order to develop potential strategic solutions.
  2. To develop and implement the Authority’s financial strategy via the Medium Term Financial Plan.
  3. Accountable for the development, implementation and review of the budget management and financial accounting processes to ensure the Authority’s strategic compliance.
  4. Responsible for the research of new accountancy requirements to ensure that these processes meet the statutory and regulatory requirements of the organisation.
  5. To lead and support change initiatives through the Safety Plan and service development plans.
  6. To maintain and develop the Authority’s corporate governance and risk management frameworks and systems, and ensure that they are applied to all processes and activities.
  7. The direct management and development of the Authority’s financial systems to ensure that they provide consistent and compliant information in order to meet the needs of the organisation.
  8. To develop a framework for the management and delivery of a broad range of financial administrative services across the whole Authority.
  9. Accountable for the Finance section’s performance in terms of payments to suppliers, budget setting and monitoring activities in order to ensure the effective allocation of resources and the Authority’s financial performance.
  10. Support the management of Corporate Governance processes through the Authority’s Committee processes and Corporate Management Board.
  11. To contribute to the delivery of the corporate objectives of the service as a member of the Corporate Management Board and to form part of the corporate management cell during periods of major emergency. To act as the Authority’s section 151 officer in the absence of the director of finance and corporate services.
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