Finance Manager

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: South West

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 02/01/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £47,773 - £49,879 per annum


Despite the challenges facing local government, Bristol City Council are playing a leading role in driving a city of hope and aspiration, where everyone can share in its success.

In achieving this vision, Bristol are working with partners to empower communities and individuals, improve economic and social equality, and create healthier and more resilient communities where life expectancy is not determined by wealth or background.

Bristol has ambitious plans for delivery of new housing across the City, increasing the availability and affordability of homes to meet increasing demand. The Council is also landlord to 27,000 social housing stock, as well as a wholly-owned Housing Company, and partner organisations to deliver on innovative ways of delivering solutions to the housing crisis facing the City.

To support this, Bristol are recruiting a Finance Manager, who will partner with Directors and budget managers across the Housing and Landlord services of the Council, and will also have key involvement in a range of significant and exciting housing delivery projects. Reporting to the Senior Business Partner, the key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Leading the delivery of a robust financial and management accounting service
  • Supporting senior stakeholders in the strategic and operational development of the service, identifying opportunities to support service delivery improvements
  • Providing key financial support to capital projects, including the development of business cases and options appraisals
  • Overseeing revenue and capital budgets in line with the MTFP, Capital Strategy, and transformation programmes

To be suitable for this role you need to be a fully qualified customer-focused finance professional with the ability to build relationships and influence senior stakeholders. You will have proven experience of complex budget preparation, and the drive to create a value adding culture within a dynamic service area.

For more information on the role available and Bristol City Council including their values, as well as the recruitment process please refer to or contact Matthew Swindell on 07921 337926 or Will Ryan on 07789 871864 for a confidential conversation.

Bristol City Council go that extra mile for their people; they offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation.

These roles are able to work remotely for the majority of the time, with occasional trips to the office. These are anticipated to be around once a month or less. Any journeys to the office would be at the employees own expense. Part-time working arrangements can also be accommodated with these roles.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.

Closing date: Monday 21st June, 2021

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