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Finance Project Manager

  • Sector:

    Admin & Clerical

  • Job type:

    Contracts

  • Salary:

    £23.45 - £24.62 per hour

  • Job ref:

    5094723_1556107088

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    4 Months

  • Start date:

    19-05-2021

  • Expiry date:

    24-05-2019

Our client is seeking a Finance Project Manager on an initial 4 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

21.5 Hours per week

Tuesday - Friday

Pay Rate:

£23.45 - £25.80 p/h

Job Purpose:

To manage the finance wihtin the department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide effective project management of a core NWLDC project; the re-procurement of a corporate finance system.
  • Support the mapping and benchmarking of user journeys, with a view to generating business efficiency and transformation.
  • Capture, present and produce detailed business requirements to support product design and specification.
  • Lead a procurement exercise on behalf of NWDLC, representing business requirements and facilitating subsequent evaluation and negotiation.
  • Support the production of outline costings against specifications to demonstrate return on investment and secure funding.
  • Matrix management of internal resources such as business area specialists to achieve the project objectives.
  • Work alongside the software supplier's project manager(s) and account manager(s), ensuring delivery of the project according to the project plan.
  • Manage and maintain the project plan, RAID log, and other key project artefacts, in accordance with project management best practice.
  • Provide regularly reporting to the project board(s) via checkpoint, highlight and exception reporting.
  • Provide an adaptable approach to project management, transition from traditional to agile delivery dependent on business need.
  • Identify and communicate project risks, concerns and issues and escalating to the project board(s).
  • Understand, prioritise and manage the changes to scope, timescales, costs and resourcing.
  • To create a team where a culture of excellent customer service is a key focus for all job activities.
  • To grow talent and capability in the team by undertaking all employee appraisals timely and effectively, addressing any issues as appropriate.
  • To build pride, passion and reputation by creating a Council of excellence through strong motivational leadership.
  • To challenge and drive performance to create an excellent service and Council.
  • To give presentations to a variety of audiences as required.
  • To ensure that financial and corporate governance controls and are implemented whilst seeking areas for ongoing improvement
  • To work effectively with elected members as appropriate.
  • To assist in the event of a civil emergency in any way as instructedTo promote the Council's Equality and Diversity Policy to ensure service provision and employment practices are non-discriminatory.
  • To participate in the Council's appraisal scheme and to undertake any necessary training and development as identified for the job role.

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confident and articulate.
  • Effective influencing skills to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.
  • Creativity and confidence to challenge traditional thinking and ways of working.
  • Able to quickly build rapport and maintain effective relationships.
  • Aptitude to identify and weigh up options and make recommendations.
  • Self-motivated as well as being an effective team player.
  • Flexibility in working approach.
  • Professional and pragmatic approach.

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