Finance Manager

Michael Page
Newport / Cardiff
£39310 - £47000 per annum + AMAZING BENEFITS
01 Mar 2021
08 Mar 2021
JN -022021-2173548
Ross Brown
Job role
Finance manager
Public sector
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

This a newly created role within the finance department that will manage the day to day finances of the organisation.

Client Details

My client is a Public Sector organisation that is growing frojm strength to strength since there creation less than 10 years ago


The Finance Manager is a key player in the sucess of the organisation and will report to the Head of Finance on a daily basis.

The role will include;


  • Supporting production of the annual accounts in accordance with the FReM and other statutory and Welsh Government requirements - providing reports and analysis to the Head of Finance

Internal controls and systems

  • Monitoring internal activities to ensure compliance with financial policies, standing orders and desk instructions, carrying out control mechanisms.
  • Operating the organisation's Accounts Payable function, ensuring on time payments. Operating corporate purchase card schemes.
  • Oversee the organisation's (small scale) income generation activities, and monitor against HMRC taxable turnover thresholds to identify any VAT registration risks.
  • Supporting implementation of the organisation's new Financial Accounting software and systems, testing configuration and data transfer and training users
  • Acting as internal systems administrator
  • Monitoring employer pension contributions

Longer term planning

  • Maintaining the organisation's Medium-Term Finance Plan
  • Monitoring the longer-term financial impact of activities and decisions articulating risks and opportunities and presenting information clearly and concisely to facilitate decision making.

Budget management and forecasting

  • Supporting the organisation's annual budget development exercise, and contributing to the development and monitoring of the Business Plan and Operational Plan
  • Overseeing the organisation's devolved budget management arrangements, ensuring forecasting exercises are undertaken, are integrated with operational plan reviews, and risk management and are reported on a timely basis to budget holders, Senior Leadership Groups, Management Board, ARAC, Resources Committee, Board, and Welsh Government.
  • Managing the organisation's cashflow forecasting, and the monthly "grant in aid" drawdown process for submission to Welsh Government, monitoring monthly receipts from Welsh Government

Provide professional advice and expertise

  • Attending ARAC, Resources Committee, and the Board to provide the information / updates necessary to enable them to fulfil their responsibilities in relation to the organisation's Financial Management
  • Contributing to the organisation's Risk Management, Governance, Asset Management, and Fraud Prevention Policies and arrangements

Staff and Training

  • Working effectively with the other members of the Finance Team
  • Training and briefing staff on the organisation's financial processes and accountability frameworks
  • As the role becomes more established it may take on line management responsibility within the team.

Personal development

  • Attending network meetings or training to maintain own professional competencies and stay abreast of changes in financial regulation or best practice.
  • Work flexibly, performing any other duties as required, where relevant to the post and appropriate to the grade.

** The organisation are currently about to implement a new Financial System and the Finance Manager will play a key part in the implementation of this system


The Fiannce Manager will be;

  • Fully qualified with a professional accountancy qualification ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA.
  • Degree or equivalent.
  • Experience as a senior accountant - managing a finance function covering the preparation of accounts and budgeting
  • Good leadership and communication skills and the ability to influence and advise Directors, Committee and Board members.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, translating complex financial matters for colleagues at all levels.
  • Well-developed IT skills, including Excel and Word and use of various accounting packages.
  • Ability to identify improvements and implement change in processes and procedures to improve customer service.
  • Able to move seamlessly between strategic long-term development and day to day detail.
  • Ability to deliver to tight timescales, work under pressure and respond positively to demands.
  • Ability to manage and develop team members and to perform as an effective member of a team.

Job Offer

Salary appointable on a range of £39310 - £47,000

The role can be appointed at 4 pay points (£39310, 41560, 43760 or £47,000)

We also offer 30 days annual leave (in addition to public holidays and up to three days office closure at Christmas), flexible working arrangements

Admission/membership (if desired) of the Civil Service Pension Scheme. This is a current career average pension that puts 2.3% of your annual salary into a pension pot.
for example, 10 years service at £47,000 would pay out circa £11,000 per annum once you reach retire!

flexible working arrangements