37.0 Hours per Week
At Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, we’re committed to making the best use of our resources to deliver services to adults needing care and support. This incredible work starts with our teams who are on the frontline, but that work isn’t possible without the support of those working behinds the scenes. And that’s where you come in.
We currently have a vacancy for a Finance Manager to join our Financial Operations division leading our Adult Care & Support Finance Team
Finance Manager Responsibilities
Working closely with stakeholders including Members and Directors within the Council and the leadership teams of our health partners, you will occupy a pivotal role between Financial Operations and the Adult Care and Support Directorate, providing high level professional, accountancy and financial advisory services.
The Directorate continues to have significant financial requirements to meet as part of the Councils’ medium term financial strategy and you will have a critical role in ensuring they meet and deliver on this challenge. You will also have a crucial role on specific projects and programmes, challenging, advising and supporting their financial viability from conception through to delivery.
This is still a critical period for the Adult Care and Support Directorate as their service continues to be impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.
As Finance Manager, your role will be to support the Adult Care and Support Directorate, helping them to respond to and eventually address and recover from the new financial and related challenges that will be the legacy of the pandemic. Alongside this, you will be supporting the ongoing Adult Care and Support transformation journey, which will have been inevitably been impacted by COVID-19.
You will need to thrive in a fast paced, changing environment and draw on your problem-solving expertise, using your knowledge of legislation to ensure we are meeting all requirements and helping implement new ones as necessary.
Providing guidance to colleagues in the service and other members of the finance team will be an essential part of the role, and your fantastic written and excellent verbal communication skills will ensure the provision of advice of the highest standards.
Confident dealing with all levels of the organisation, you will develop excellent internal and external working relationships to ensure an easy exchange of information. CCAB qualified, with knowledge of working in a public sector environment, you will have previous experience of presenting complex financial information in a straightforward way.
This role is one of a number of key posts which form part of the senior leadership team of the Financial Operations Division, and that of the Adult Care and Support Directorate.
Initially this post will be home based and Solihull Council are open to discussing flexible working requests as part of your application.
Voted one of the best places to live in the UK, there’s a lot to offer in Solihull. With a great standard of living plus plenty of social, entertainment and transport options, you’ll have plenty of scope to enjoy this vibrant Midlands town – particularly if you choose to take us up on our flexible working options that include flexitime and 24 days of annual leave. We also offer staff discounts, access to our Employee Assistance Programme and a Local Government Pension Scheme.
To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Julie Cooper, Head of Financial Operations on 0121 704 8277.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete online testing prior to interview.
Interview Date – week ending 20th November / week commencing 23rd November 2020.
The interview will be with the following; Julie Cooper, Head of Financial Operations, Sam Gilbert Assistant Director of Finance and Property Services, Lizzie Edwards Assistant Director: Adult Care and Support Directorate.
In view of the current social distancing and infection measures currently in place, there may be various alternative options at interview including socially distanced meetings and video / virtual interviews however, this will be taken under advisement. Our recruitment processes will be kept under constant review and candidates that are selected for interview will be informed and advised accordingly.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
We believe in recruiting the best person for the job, using fair and open selection based on knowledge, experience, skills and behaviours. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and we are keen to address areas of under representation in our workforce and would particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from the BAME community, disabled people and people from the LGBT+ Community.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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