Finance Manager – Financial Management

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Finance Manager - Financial Management
Interim Position

Tameside 0008 0518 / 1

Posted: 10th October 2023 11:43
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  • Pay Rate:

    £22.11 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim Finance Manager - Financial Management 

Reference no: Tameside 0008 0518 / 1 

Pay Rate: £22.11 per hour PAYE 

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 5-6 months  


Hybrid working  

As part of the wider financial management and internal audit team, the role will be responsible for supporting the management of a professional team that delivers financial targets and outcomes for the Council into the medium and longer term with particular emphasis on obtaining value for money. You will need financial expertise to provide high quality, timely and accurate financial information alongside advice and guidance that will contribute to the effectiveness of the organisational decision making process  

This post will support Financial Management to fill capacity gaps and support risks, enabling the corporate finance team to focus on forward looking and transformational work whilst still delivering business as usual. This will be focussed on revenue, statements of accounts etc. 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Provide finance management, technical and business planning advice, training and support within the appropriate areas of responsibilities to elected members, senior management, partners, internal and external clients.   
  • Proactively assist managers in client service areas to discharge their responsibilities for financial management and achieving performance targets within the parameters of the Council’s procedure rules, proper accounting practice and legislation. The Finance Business Partner will support a portfolio of designated clients that may change from time to time.   
  • Interrogate issues within the client services and identify solutions which are professionally and ethically sustainable.   
  • Be personally responsible for taking all necessary steps to fully understand the business needs of the designated client services to enable the provision of professional assistance to service management and realise value for money and service improvement.  
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with clients.   
  • Ensure finance, performance and business data is reported within corporate governance and specific client requirements.  
  • Support the mapping of resources to Council/CCG and Partnership priorities.   
  • Improve the integration of service, business and financial planning. In particular this role will play a critical part in working across Council and CCG to support the delivery of the Mental Health Investment Standard and work in partnership across the GM system on investment. The postholder will lead and support on how commissioning decisions and services can be joined up between social care and health as part of the integrated care system.   
  • Take, or advise management to take, and/or direct the team to take corrective action on any matter that would affect the integrity of financial data or the Council’s financial performance. To immediately advise the Finance Business Partner and/or Deputy Chief Finance Officer and Chief Finance Officer on any issue that could affect the discharge of the statutory duties of the s151 officer.  
  • Attend client management team meetings as appropriate 

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 


  • CCAB/CIMA Qualified Accountant with sustained membership 



  • Up to date knowledge of relevant accounting practices.  
  • Have an understanding and working knowledge of Local Government Finance law, best practice and related issues. (desirable) 



  • Experience of budget preparation and control, closure of accounts in a large organisation  
  • Finance experience within a large complex organisation.  
  • Managerial experience within a finance environment, being able to demonstrate practical experience of motivating and supporting colleagues to achieve key service objectives and outcomes  
  • Demonstrable experience of use of IT and ledger packages to deliver finance service, including improving service delivery through IT solutions 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • High level of organisational skills, with the ability to manage a multi-priority workload across a range of diverse service areas.   
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with a confident and credible presentational style  
  • Strong analytical skills to analyse and understand complex data to develop strategic options, recommendations, policies, operating standards and working practices within the service, with a track record of problem-solving focusing on practical solutions and service improvement.   
  • Ability to provide sound financial advice and guidance to senior officers and elected members of a large and complex political organisation   
  • Ability to engage successfully with a wide range of stakeholders and to secure positive outcomes 



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Finance Manager - Financial Management
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