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Finance Manager

Job Description

Thrive Oldham are recruiting a Finance Manager for the Taameside Area

To play a key role in the co-ordination of the closure of accounts process on the Place Directorate Finance team. This will include assisting the Finance Officers on the team on a day to day basis, completion of notes to the accounts, statutory government returns. It is a fast paced environment, supporting a large and complex Directorate. The candidate will need to be able to work under their own initiative and hit the ground running.

Absolutely must have previous local authority experience.

Can consider mostly remote, however there will be some days over the closure period were they would need to attend.

General Duties
* Manages, motivates and coaches team members and individuals.
* Allocates work to other team members, setting clear expectations and co-ordinates completion
* Has regular catch-ups and 1-1's with individuals to drive individual and team performance, and career development.
* Ensures quality and consistency of team work through review and supervision.
* Assist with Budget Holder training to promote financial awareness
* Deputises for the Senior Finance Manager or Business Partner where required.

Closure of Accounts Duties
* Balance sheet review / monitoring
* Supports the Finance Officer with the preparation and completion of reports and returns.
* Government return (RO and RA) completion including analytical review and comparisons between years
* Support the Finance Officers on completion of various stock accounts across the Directorate in line with year end deadlines
* General analytical review of period 12, 13 and period 1 (new year transactions)
* Review of balance sheet e.g. reserves and grants (accounting treatment)
* Support on completion of notes to the accounts, improvements in electronic working papers and other process improvements

£30- £35 per hour