Financial Systems Manager
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration. Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.
This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.
Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands. This new role will truly have an impact on the whole of our region.
About the Role
We are looking for a qualified accountant to manage and drive the delivery and improvement of Financial Systems at the Combined Authority. We are looking for someone with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills who can combine technical precision with strategic insight to act as the lead for all of the Combined Authority’s financial systems including Unit 4’s Business World (Agresso). You will also be required to design and deliver relevant training programmes to ensure that the needs of our growing business are met and to enable us to deliver our exciting agenda.
The successful applicant will have significant knowledge and experience of financial systems and control processes in a large complex organisation as well as experience of working with key stakeholders to ensure they have the tools required to deliver their objectives. Knowledge of Business Process Engineering is also crucial to this role.
In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.
We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The following groups are currently under-represented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer
To view and apply for these opportunities please visit; https://www.wmca.org.uk/careers/current-vacancies#!/ where you will be required to register with our Online Recruitment System which is quick and easy. Please provide detailed
information in your application outlining your suitability for the post and ensure it is submitted by the closing date.
A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.
Closing Date: 26 June 2019
Interview date: Friday 5 July 2019
We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.