Wyre is a diverse and exciting borough in the west of Lancashire which combines historic coastal and market towns with new and growing business, retail and leisure developments. The eastern edge of the borough lies within the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty and to the west stands the multi-award winning coastal defences linking the seaside towns of Fleetwood and Cleveleys. The Civic Centre is located in the market town of Poulton-le-Fylde, recently named as one of the most desirable places to live and work in the country. With vibrant town centres, stunning coastal views and tranquil countryside, Wyre has something for everyone.
We are currently seeking to fill the following role in the Financial Services Team:
FINANCIAL SYSTEMS, REPORTING AND TRANSFORMATION MANAGER
FULL TIME (37 HOURS) AT GRADE 11 £38,890 - £40,876
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Financial Services Team at Wyre Council in the post of Financial Systems, Reporting and Transformation Manager. This is a new permanent full time role and, working alongside the Head of Finance and Principal Accountant, will play a key part in driving improvement and innovation within the finance team.
Digital transformation is a key strand to the Council’s Business Plan and the post will be responsible for overseeing the development and operation of the key financial systems including Civica Financials (an integrated ledger system) and Civica Pay (a cash receipting system).
Reporting to the Head of Finance (Deputy s151 Officer), the post holder will manage a small team of financial professionals and will co-ordinate work relating to the accounts payable, financial systems and payroll functions. The duties of the role are wide and varied and will help to support the delivery of the council’s key business plan objectives, whilst ensuring the council’s long term financial health and sustainability.
The post holder will ideally be fully or part-qualified with a CCAB accounting body and will need, as a minimum, to have completed Level 4 Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). The successful applicant will be an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individual, with excellent communication and teamwork skills. Experience of process review, analytics and project and change management would be beneficial.
In return we can offer you a salary up to £40,876, 23 days annual leave rising to 28 days subject to length of service (pro-rata), great work life balance with flexible working arrangements (including homeworking by agreement), employer pension contribution of 18.3%, free onsite parking, discounted gym membership, access to occupational health and wellbeing services, extensive training and development opportunities and a supportive workplace culture that allows you to develop and grow.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Veronica Wilson, Head of Finance on 01253 887311.
To apply online and for more information about this vacancy, please visit our website www.wyre.gov.uk or Tel: 01253 887509 (24 hour answering service).
Closing date: 11th July 2021