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Senior Finance Manager

  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Salary: £57,988 to £60,849
  • Location: Agile
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 27/06/2021 at 23:55
  • Reference: R/21/153720


Wirral Council is recruiting a Senior Finance Manager - Management Accounts & Finance Support.


The post holder will be responsible for leading a proactive, customer-focussed team of Finance Business Partners, who support the entire organisation in respect of management accounting and business partnering services. The team that the post holder will be managing is responsible for a number of key financial management aspects of the Council, including:


  • providing management accountant related services, including the provision of financial information, to budget holders, senior officers and Council members


  • reviewing, scrutinising and challenging financial information, concepts and proposals


  • supporting decision-making at organisation-wide and service area levels


  • setting the standard for financial performance management through budgetary control and ensuring proper alignment of resources with key performance indicators



We are seeking an experienced, senior-level, qualified accountant, who can work with a range of stakeholders in order to bring about positive changes to current operations through the effective management of a large team of personnel providing financial support services to the entire organisation.


You'll need excellent interpersonal and influencing skills to develop sustainable and beneficial relationships, along with demonstrable leadership qualities of high performing teams delivering to business plan targets.


You'll be leading a team consisting of qualified and part qualified accountants, requiring strong leadership from you with experience of staff management at a senior level being a key requisite.


A high level of commercial awareness will be required, requiring you to demonstrate an understanding of the changing face of the public sector.


Driving continual review, challenge and delivery of the Council's Medium Term Financial Strategy will be a key aspect to the role.


The ideal candidate will be a strong, strategic and inspirational leader an exceptional collaborator, capable of bringing together, inspiring and enabling diverse teams and partners to deliver. You will be resilient; comfortable with scrutiny, change, complexity and uncertainty and will be able to navigate and manage different stakeholder needs and multiple demands in a fast-paced environment.


Ultimately, you will demonstrate a commitment and enthusiasm to making a difference for residents, you will role model our values and will be an ambassador for the Council. 




Interviews are planned for 8th and 9th July 2021


This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home.  In future, the Council will be moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required.


Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.


It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.


Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.


Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.


All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.


The job description and other supporting documents will not be accessible once the vacancy closing date has passed so if a copy is required you should download it now.





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