Regional Finance Manager
The Regional Finance Manager (RFM) is a full–time employee of MSSC, and is a member of the Director of Finance, IT and Trading's (DFITT) staff. The RFM will work in close liaison with MSSC's other Regional Finance Manager and with the Area Officers (AO) and other budget holders based in its South West, Southern and Northern Area offices.
The term 'Region' is used within this document to describe the operating area of each RFM which will include support to specific MSSC/SCC Areas, boating stations, Districts and the like within the region.
Due to the nature of the work, this post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the post holder will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Occasional evening and week–end working will be required and the role will require regular travel to other MSSC, Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) and other organisation's facilities. Periodic attendance at MSSC HQ will be required.
The post will contribute to the delivery of MSSC's objectives under its Vision and Strategy. In particular it will be key to ensuring we have the resources available to support delivery and that we are efficient and cost effective in all that we do.
The Primary Purposes of the role are to:
- To improve economy and efficiency across the organisation, and particularly within the Region of responsibility, working with the FC and the other RFM
- Provide financial support/advice to Area Office staff, units and Area boat stations
- Provide financial supervision, oversight and scrutiny of Area, Area boat station and District accounts and financial controls within their Region of responsibility
The following is a list of key responsibilities of the Regional Finance Manager, but is not exhaustive:
- To be the primary contact for financial support and advice within the Region, including Areas, Area Boat Stations, Districts and Units, and in particular, to assist with annual budgeting and forecasting.
- To maintain a close oversight of (but not authorise / approve, which should be performed by line management) all financial transactions within the Region, including income, purchase invoices, business expenses and T17s, raising and following up any and all unusual transactions with line management.
- To assist the HQ Finance team with the processing of transactions arising in the Region as required.
- To ensure that all MSSC assets recorded in the Fixed Asset Register for the Region are properly maintained and safeguarded
- To work with the FC and other RFM to improve economy and efficiency across the organisation, through process review and redesign, and purchasing and expenses review.
- To maintain an oversight of the Region's district accounts and to provide financial support and advice to district officers as necessary
- To ensure that the database of unit charity accounts is kept up to date, and to provide financial support and advice to unit treasurers as necessary.
- To undertake and assist the FC with ad hoc financial and other projects as they arise.
- To perform other work from time to time as may reasonably be required by the FC and DFITT.
In order to deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed and the post holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above. Such duties, however, should not normally exceed those expected of an employee at that level.
As part of the initial induction in order to get to know the Sea Cadets, the post holder will be encouraged to assist a local unit (details to be agreed) with evening activities for a period of one month within the first year of employment
All employees are expected to take responsibility and comply with the MSSC's policies, procedures and training requirements, particularly in relation to safeguarding, health and safety, data protection and equality, diversity and inclusion. All employees must be familiar with and comply with all aspects MSSC policies.
We recognise our responsibilities to safeguard and protect the young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work. We do all we can to promote their health, safety and wellbeing, and we ask our staff to share this commitment and work in line with our values and ethos of inclusivity. We adhere to safer recruitment practices and therefore employment is subject to detailed pre–employment checks for successful candidates, including references and DBS checks and attendance at relevant safeguarding training.
The MSSC is committed to providing equality of opportunity and has an equality and diversity policy which gives clear guidance in the responsibilities of both the employee and the employer.