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Finance Manager

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  • Sector:

    Public Sector & Not-for-Profit, Finance & Accountancy

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Consultant:

    Kathryn Heeler

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  • Reference:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Sellick Partnership are currently assisting a large Public Sector Authority in the recruitment of a Finance Manager to join their team based in Middlesbrough on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Group Finance Manager, the Finance Manager will be responsible for the provision of Financial Services including:

  • Supporting the development of financial plans and strategies in order to align financial resources to corporate and service strategies and plans.
  • Providing financial support and influence to a range of complex projects and programmes including the Combined Authority's efficiency programme.
  • Support the Development of Investment Plans and Medium-Term Financial Plans for members of the organisation
  • Provide financial support and advice to Service Managers and Directors.


  • Support the Group Finance Manager in the development and maintenance of the Investment Plan and Medium Term Financial Plan for members of the organisation
  • Support and influence the development and delivery of the programmes and monitor their delivery liaising closely with operational management to monitor delivery performance and update financial plans accordingly.
  • Provide financial advice and support to a range of complex corporate development projects and initiatives. Develop and evaluate options, determine long term sustainable solutions and safeguard the interests of the organisation
  • Provision of financial support and advice to Service and Project Managers.
  • The preparation of the budget for the Service Area in line with Corporate standards and timescales.
  • Support the development of effective partnerships with other organisations to integrate the financial plans and strategies of partners with those of the organisation
  • Plan, organise and manage the budget monitoring control process for the Service Area in line with agreed risks and standards.
  • Analyse trends and develop forecasts using budget and activity data to inform and influence the MTFP and Capital Programme.
  • To assist in the preparation of the Statement of Accounts within legislative timescales and format, completing all statutory returns, questionnaires & statistics.
  • Assist in managing accounting operations (including invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger and revenue recognition) and where required assist in the preparation of management accounts.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and any required cashflow forecasting.
  • Co-ordination and preparation of statistical returns and all external Financial Reporting in accordance with the relevant policies.
  • Analysing and interpreting legislation, government guidance and initiatives covering the area of responsibility and assess the financial implications, risks and opportunities for the Combined Authority.
  • Support treasury management activity around investment and borrowing in line with the strategy and, control and monitoring of VAT.

Essential Experience:

  • CCAB Qualified
  • Experience of budget planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Experience of analysing data to produce forecasts which inform and influence medium term financial planning
  • Fully IT literate with experience of working with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook). Significant Financial
  • Management experience
  • Local Government / Public Sector experience
  • Technical accounting knowledge in relation to production of statement of accounts
  • Experience of developing and implementing Financial policy and controls to meet service and Finance objectives
  • Communicating technical financial information to non-finance specialists in an easily understandable way.
  • Interprets and uses financial information to inform decisions and manage risks
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate orally and in writing with a range of people.

If you are interested in the position please apply or contact Kathryn Heeler at Sellick Partnership.

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