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Finance Manager

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West Midlands House, Gipsy Lane, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV13 2HA
Grade 10 - £37,890 FTE - £41,881 FTE (Pay award pending)
17 Dec 2021
19 Jan 2022
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WME is looking for a dynamic service manager to lead our busy finance team

At WME we advocate, build and champion people centred organisations for a resilient and diverse public sector workforce.

We are a not-for-profit public sector organisation owned by the local authorities of the West Midlands.  We work at the heart of local government supporting Councils in their role as employers, and we have a commercial dimension where we deliver a wide and varied range of products and services covering recruitment and resourcing (including WMJobs.co.uk), HR consultancy services, leadership and development, organisational development and coaching and mentoring.

We have an energetic team of 24 staff and whilst we may be small in size - we are big on ambition! Our culture is open, friendly, supportive, and innovative.  Our reputation is built on a commitment and passion for the highest quality of customer focused services, and we are proud to be part of the local government family with a workforce of over 116,000 people.

You will be joining WME at an exciting time as we embrace new ways of working. We are mixing homeworking with time spent in our modern collaboration hub in Willenhall, where we can come together as teams, as a whole organisation, or simply drop in to work within an office environment.  We are excited to be transforming how we work and deliver our services to our councils, who are also transforming how they work too.  

This is a new role within our finance team and the successful candidate will have a key role in helping us improve and transform our financial services.  This role will enable you to work with the extended management team across all our services, supporting business development and service improvement. 

This is a critical role in our small finance team, so it is essential that applicants have significant experience of working across all aspects of a financial accounting function, with hands on experience of financial accounting systems, and ideally already lead and manage others.  Knowledge of public sector finance and procurement is helpful but not essential and we welcome applicants from small or medium sized businesses, as we value the wider business knowledge and experience gained from this type of role.

If you have the experience and skills we need and are seeking a new opportunity where you can influence and help shape service delivery, working with a dedicated team, as part of dynamic organisation where people are valued, then we really want to hear from you.

This is new role in the team reporting to the Assistant Director for Finance & Governance and responsible for the line management of two Finance Assistants.

You will lead WME’s financial service function, having lead responsibility for the full range of accounting services. You will have a keen eye for detail, be highly self-motivated, with the ability to motivate and lead a small team to deliver high quality services to strict reporting deadlines and be committed to service innovation and improvement.

Application closing date: 5pm Wednesday 19th January 2022.

Assessment centre/interview:  Friday 28th January 2022, at our premises in Willenhall.

This will include an assessment centre, an informal chat with a staff panel, and a formal interview.

Please note: We hope to receive a high level of interest for this role so this advert will be closed as soon as sufficient quality applications are received.

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WME is based at West Midlands House in Willenhall, WV13 2HA.  

Visit our website www.wmemployers.org.uk to find out more about WME and what we do.

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