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Senior Project Manager

Location Ballymena
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £24.66 per hour
Published 2 months ago
Start date asap
Contact email Jamie Leetch
Job ref J2865_1679669705

Job description

Our Client, A Large Public Sector Organisation based in Ballymena require a Senior Project Manager to join their team

Role: Senior Project Manager

Rate of Pay: £24.66 per hour

Location: Ballymena (Hybrid working)

Hours: 37

Duration: Temporary

Main duties/Responsibilities:

Service Delivery

Belfast Regional City Deal

  • Effectively manage and support the BRCD Grants Officers servicing the Belfast Regional City Deal Projects within Council, giving direction and advice.
  • Responsible for the governance and financial management of all aspects of the Belfast Regional City Deal finance related matters.
  • Liaise with the Head of Finance and the BRCD Project Director as required to ensure the probity of all Belfast Regional City Deal related finance matters.

Statutory Finance

  • 4 Responsibility for process improvements and implementation on the preparation of annual report and accounts of the Council and any Joint Committees. Implement a program to streamline and automate the process in order to deliver timely and accurate information to stakeholders.
  • 5 Responsible for the development of any new module on computerized financial systems and all relevant ledgers required to produce the annual report and accounts, balance sheet and other financial statements and information.
  • 6 Responsibility for a review of audit process to reduce the cycle time. Investigate reports and tools available to enhance the process, also reducing reliance on manually produced documents

Treasury Management

  • 7 Responsible for continuous review of processes with a view to improving required reporting - explore tools and Tech 1 (Councils computerized financial system) modules available to produce accurate information on a timely basis. Lead the implementation of any improvements

Capital Asset Accounting

  • 8 Responsible for a review of the current process for Capital Asset Accounting; explore improvements available within Tech 1 fixed asset module. Lead the implementation of any process improvements.
  • Management Accounts and Budgetary Control
  • 9 Responsible for a review of the Budget process, with a view to introducing improvements to streamline plan.
  • 10 Responsible for design and implementation of the budget information requests by stakeholders. Investigate options within Tech 1 and excel to improve quality and timeliness of reporting by Finance to respond to requests
  • 11 Responsible for a full review of the management accounts process. Introduce deadlines for monthly management accounts production. Implement plans to streamline the process in order to produce accurate and timely information

Internal Controls

  • 12 Responsible for a review of all Internal Controls within Finance. Identify weaknesses in current processes, work with Head of Service on agreed improvement plan, and lead the implementation of same, to improve the efficiency of the Finance Department, the reliability and timeliness of information produced and to improve relations between Finance and Stakeholders.
  • 13 Document all processes as a Control Framework. Use this framework to introduce regular process reviews in order to ensure the highest level of governance and to ensure compliance with all laws, regulations and guidance.
  • 14 Assist Head of Finance in the development and the monitoring of a Contingency Plan for Finance.
  • 15 In conjunction with the Corporate Governance section, be responsible for the development of and reviewing of the Finance Risk Register

Essential Criteria:

Hold a professional qualification with a recognised accountancy body (CCAB or CIMA) CCAB includes: ICAEW ACCA CIPFA ICAS ICAI


Must be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they have 3 years' management experience in a finance function. Candidates are required to demonstrate 3 years, experience in at least 3 of the following areas:

  • Successful management and development of a team
  • Successful lead on budget setting process and provision of high quality budgetary information
  • Provision of timely, accurate management information to managers for decision making purposes
  • Experience of proactively managing financial controls to the highest level of governance.
  • Experience implementing improvements and procedure

A full current driving licence valid in the UK and access to a vehicle OR have access to a form of transport that enables you to carry out the duties of the post



To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Jamie Leetch will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate.

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