Finance Manager

Rochdale Borough Council
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
£49,450 to £52,366 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Finance Manager

Business & Corporate Services

Finance, Audit

Rochdale Council

Job ref:     RO-54384                                  

Location:  Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU                       

Salary: £49,450 to £52,366 per annum

Grade: SM2                      

Working Hours:  37 hours per week       

Contract Type:  Permanent                        

Following a restructure of the Finance Service, a number of exciting opportunities are available.  The Finance Service at Rochdale has a strong background and wishes to grow in its knowledge and improvements especially in areas of automation and best practice.  These aspects have been recognised with the service being shortlisted by Public Finance as a finalist for Finance Team of the Year (Council) 2021.

The Finance Manager post will be working to support Economy, Neighbourhoods and Resources (FSS).

The postholder will be responsible for managing and leading the finance support teams providing a range of accounting, commercial, business planning and advisory services.  You will have the opportunity to work with Senior Officers and Members within the Council and offer support to officers working with partner organisations.  The role will support the Deputy Chief Finance Officer by ensuring that all relevant Government and grant returns, budget setting, monitoring and final accounts for these services are produced in a timely and accurate manner.  This post will also be involved with the ongoing improvements of the Finance Service and take a lead in key work streams within this programme.

The successful candidates will preferably be working in a managerial role within a Local Authority or similar organisation, have strong organisational and communication skills and be familiar with collaborative working. 

Candidates are required to be qualified under one of the recognised CCAB professional accountancy bodies (preferably CIPFA).

For any further details about the role please contact Sam Smith on 01706 924198 or

There is flexible working and a hybrid model in operation for home and office working


In accordance with Section 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 this post requires the ability to converse at ease with the members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English.

Casual User Car Allowance is payable


Graduated Mandatory Unpaid Leave is applicable for this post, there will be a pay deduction from salary each month equating to 5 days per year.  This will be pro rata for part time/part year employees.

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The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff to share this commitment.

Rochdale Borough Council is a great place to work. Please click here for information on Number One Riverside and the borough of Rochdale.

At Rochdale Borough Council we are committed to our Values and Behaviours.

·         Proud of the difference we make

·         Passionate about the diversities of the Borough

·         Pioneering and Open in our Approach

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment.  This means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.

Closing Date:      5th December 2021

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Interview Type: To be confirmed

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