36.00 Hours per week
Big changes. No excuses. That’s what we’re delivering at Wirral Council. We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2020. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities.
Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place.
It is a fantastic place to live, work and visit.
We are an employer who supports, who is flexible but who demands the very best.
Following a team restructure, Wirral Council is recruiting a Senior Finance Manager - Strategy, Policy & Financial Accounts, to lead a proactive, customer focused team that supports the achievement of the Council and its partners' long-term vision, through the provision of a key finance management unit responsible for:
- reviewing and implementing financial policy in the local government arena
- delivering ensuing technical financial advice to the organisation and its Chief Officers
- managing the organisation's finance system
- fulfilling statutory obligations through the production of annual financial accounts and developing the financial strategy of the organisation through the production of the medium-term financial strategy (MTFS).
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.
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.
Applications are welcome from people with experience from a range of backgrounds, not just local government.
No holding back. No excuses. Just change Wirral.
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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.
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.