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LGPS Central Limited
in Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 07 Jun 21
Competitive
LGPS Central Limited
in Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 07 Jun 21
Competitive
LGPS Central Limited has been established to consolidate and manage the pension fund assets of eight Midlands-based local government pension funds.

We are looking for a Finance Manager to join our Finance team. Based in Wolverhampton, the successful candidate will work with the Head of Finance to contribute towards a high-performing, professional finance function in an exciting environment.

The Finance Manager will play a key role in supporting the Head of Finance in the management of the Finance team and the successful delivery of financial support and advice to the Company including financial and management reporting, operational finance and treasury activities, tax and administration support for the Company’s alternative investments.

Applicants should be CCAB/CIMA-qualified or CCAB/CIMA part-qualified with strong relevant experience.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV with a covering letter, demonstrating why you have the skills to perform this role, to recruitment@lgpscentral.co.uk.

If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact David Kane, Head of Finance at david.kane@lgpscentral.co.uk.

About LGPS Central Limited

LGPS Central Limited is a fund management company, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), managing the pooled assets of nine Midlands-based local government pension funds.

With combined assets of approximately £45bn, and representing the retirement savings of approximately 1 million scheme members across over 2000 employers

LGPS Central Limited is owned equally by the pension funds and is dedicated to the management of local government pension assets. The aim of the Company is to use the combined buying power of its Partner Funds to reduce costs, improve investment returns and widen the range of available asset classes for investment – all for the benefit of local government pensioners, employees and employers. We are also committed to fully integrating Responsible Investment and Engagement into all our investment processes.

We are a diverse and inclusive employer and would welcome interest from all sections of the community.

Role

Role Purpose:

  • As a key member of the Finance team, the Finance Manager will be responsible for supporting the Head of Finance in ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of the company’s financial operations.  The role will be responsible for financial reporting and management accounting, budgeting, regulatory reporting, cost-sharing reporting to partner funds and operational finance.

Financial:

  • Wide range of financial responsibilities as set out in the authorised signatory list and financial policies and procedures as well as other relevant policies.

Non-Financial:

  • Health and Safety
  • Performance management and reporting

Delegated Authority Levels:

  • As set out in authorised signatory list.

Reports to:

  • Head of Finance

Relationships Internal:

  • Executive Directors, Board, Non-Executive Directors, Heads of Service, Portfolio Managers and other LGPSC staff

Need to do

Outcomes:

  • To play a key role in preparing LGPS Central Limited’s annual report and accounts and the report and accounts of investment products.
  • To contribute towards the completion of periodic returns required by the regulator.
  • To assist in preparing and monitoring the annual budget and cash flow forecasts.
  • To calculate charging bases and levels and generate income accordingly.
  • To support the Head of Finance in monitoring and report on regulatory capital requirements.
  • To assist in the development of a range of policies for approval by the Board, and monitor and ensure compliance with these:
    • Procurement Policy
    • Treasury Management Policy
    • Accounting Policies
  • To assist in the procurement and management of a range of services provided by external suppliers:
    • Bank
    • External Auditor
    • Finance System Provider
    • Payroll Provider
    • Tax Adviser
    • Procurement Adviser 
  • To assist in the liaison with external and internal audit, including working with auditors to develop audit plans and monitoring performance against these.
  • To manage the day-to-day delivery of efficient and effective operational financial services (supplier payments, debtor management and banking).
  • To carry out daily treasury management activities, including effective consideration and management of the risks inherent in treasury management.
  • To operate the company’s computerised accounting system, including the operation of effective controls and reconciliations, training and supervising the work of junior staff in using the system.
  • To use and act as administrator of the company’s computerised system for monitoring alternative investments, including the entering of transactions and the operation of effective controls and reconciliations where required.
  • To assist the Head of Finance in identifying financial risks and take steps to manage and mitigate these, reporting as appropriate.
  • To support the Head of Finance in working with partner funds to develop effective financial reporting for clients.
  • To make a significant contribution to the work of the Finance team and the wider company.
  • To assist the Head of Finance in ensuring that the skills and knowledge of the Finance team are developed to a high level, and to be an advocate of continuous professional development.
  • To promote the work of the Finance team within the company, including the delivery of financial training and financial advice and support to managers.
  • To actively identify opportunities for continuous improvement within the Finance team and implement them swiftly and effectively.
  • To participate in cross-organisational groups and build effective working relationships with peers in other organisations.
  • To support the Head of Finance in the management of the Finance team, including line management responsibility for a small team, and to deputise for the Head of Finance as required.

Need to Know

Skills/Knowledge/Experience/Competence:

  • Able to communicate complex and highly-technical matters in a way which is understandable and relevant.
  • Strong reasoning and problem-solving skills, able to develop pragmatic solutions to complex problems.
  • Good report-writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Active participant in continuous professional development, with an up-to-date knowledge of relevant accounting, finance, investments and pensions matters.
  • Able to motivate and inspire junior members of the Finance team to develop themselves and perform to a high level.
  • Able to build effective relationships at all levels of the company.
  • Highly organised and able to work to deadlines and manage competing priorities under significant time pressures.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and people management skills.
  • Able to communicate complex and highly-technical matters in a way which is understandable and relevant.
  • Strong reasoning and problem-solving skills, able to develop pragmatic solutions to complex problems.
  • Good report-writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Active participant in continuous professional development, with an up-to-date knowledge of relevant accounting, finance, investments and pensions matters.
  • Able to motivate and inspire junior members of the Finance team to develop themselves and perform to a high level.
  • Able to build effective relationships at all levels of the company.
  • Highly organised and able to work to deadlines and manage competing priorities under significant time pressures.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and people management skills.

Qualifications

  • Qualified CCAB/CIMA Accountant; or
  • Part-qualified CCAB/CIMA Accountant with strong relevant experience.

Values and Behaviours

Values: 

  • We are a great place to work
  • We are Client Focus ed
  • We are Inclusive
  • We are Ambitious

Behaviours: 

  • Open, fair and transparent, acting with integrity.
  •  Doing the right thing.
  • Honest and trustworthy 
  • Empowered in making right decisions 
  • Collegiate and Collaborative.
  • Valuing and treating everyone equally.
  • Listening to individual ideas to support growth.
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