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Senior Finance Manager

Job Description

Senior Finance Manager
Location: Greater Manchester
Contract: Temporary (5-month initial)
Rate: £500-600 per day umbrella
Start Date: ASAP
*Hybrid Working*

Job Description
Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority in Greater Manchester for a Senior Finance Manager to join their Place Finance Team on a temporary basis. The postholder will play a key part in the improvements for the team, leading on Place Services finance so previous experience of this directorate is essential.

Main Responsibilities

  • Roll out of Budget Holder training across the Place Directorate in order to promote positive culture change, improved budget holder awareness and self service
  • Finance lead for a number of the Operational Services including, but not exclusive to; Engineers and Highways, Waste and Fleet Services, Greenspace, Bereavement Services
  • Lead the team along with the other Senior Finance Manager in the completion of regular Revenue and Capital monitoring reports whilst seeking to improve the quality of reporting, particularly aligning with performance and activity data where appropriate
  • Provide financial management, technical and business planning advice, training and support within the Place Directorate, including advice regarding Directorate recovery and savings plans to ensure a balanced budget
  • Play an integral role on formulation of the Councils MTFS and 2025/26 Budget, including in depth work to review Fees and Charges
  • Finance Lead for Major Capital Projects, including significant Town Centre Redevelopments
  • Satisfy all external reporting requirements for large grant funded schemes, including completion of Quarterly reporting to DLUHC, DWP and other government bodies

Candidate Criteria

  • CCAB/CIMA Qualified with evidence of CPD
  • Substantial experience of working at a senior level in a Local Government environment
  • Experience of working in Place services Finance is essential
  • Experience of leading on budget work and financial strategy is essential
  • Great communication skills with the ability to work well on own initiative as well as part of a team

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Greg at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208969 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.