Senior Finance Officer x 2

Rochdale Borough Council
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Salary: £29,577 to £32,910
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Local government, Borough councils

Senior Finance Officer x 2

Business & Corporate Services

Finance, Audit

Job ref:  RO-54552                                 

Location:  Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale                        

Salary:    £29,577 to £32,910 

Grade: 7                                

Working Hours:  37 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.

There are two opportunities available for Senior Finance Officer roles at Grade 7 on the following teams.

-  Children’s Social Care

-  Corporate Finance

The postholder will be responsible for:

  • The delivery of accurate and robust financial information to support the Council’s statutory and business critical financial functions (including Budget Setting, Budget Monitoring, Closure of Accounts and input into key Service and Council wide developments) to strict deadlines;
  • Ensuring that administration and control arrangements are implemented to so that the Council’s financial systems are effective and robust;
  • Providing support to enable effective, informed decision making within the Council through scrutiny/review of financial information;
  • Ensuring that the delivery of core functions is achieved through automation and streamlining of processes, maximising the use of the available resources;
  • Ensuring that staff within Finance Services and other Directorates of the Council are suitably trained and equipped to fulfil their financial responsibilities through training, support and advice;

The successful candidate will hold an AAT qualification (or equivalent) and have financial management experience within a large organisation. A track record of providing services to meet stakeholder needs, experience of staff management, and the ability to work in a pressurised environment, delivering priority work in a timely and accurate manner, are essential.

For any further details about the role please contact Danny O’Malley 01706 924730 or Rose Bennett 01706 925419

Please click on the links below:

Job description and person specification.pdf

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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.

Graduated Mandatory Unpaid Leave is applicable for this post, there will be a pay deduction from salary each month equating to 4 days per year.  This will be pro rata for part time/part year employees.

Closing Date:     6th December 2021

Interview Date:  15th December 2021               

Interview Type: In Person


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