Bristol City Council - Finance Manager

£44,494 - £48,544
12 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Job Summary

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a motivated and experienced Finance Manager for Systems and Transformation to join Bristol City Council, a diverse and ambitious organisation with a £1bn+ p.a. revenue budget and £1bn capital programme.

My day-to-day

You will have lead responsibility for reporting, analytical capability and development of our finance system. Reporting to our Senior Finance Business Partner you will lead a team that manages and continuously improves processes and controls that support the integrity and value of the data and information we use. We are planning significant investment in developing our finance system and implementing new functionality and latest system technologies of our current system.

You’ll have a broad remit that encompasses reporting and system management; optimising and developing financial systems; and management accounting.

What do I need to apply?

You will hold a CCAB (or equivalent) qualification with post qualification experience, an innovative problem solver with significant experience of Unit4 Business World (Agresso) system or equivalent financial system. You will have the up to date knowledge of local government finance, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and accounting practices and know how they are applied to the Council’s financial systems.

You’ll have experience in providing confident financial advice, appropriately stressed tested to inform decision making, leading on financial aspect of transformation projects and capital programmes, supporting the long-term vision within the constraints of short, medium and long term financial resources.

We need someone that has extensive practical experience of using spreadsheets and financial systems in the manipulation of data to develop financial models and information systems. You will have experience of supporting the resolution of technical accountancy issues within a large organisation, utilising system tools available and reporting for complex budget management (revenue or capital) through a full financial cycle. You will have the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in a written format to establish excellent working relationships with colleagues and customers and have experience in developing and leading a team.

Why Bristol City Council?

We provide hundreds of day-to-day services, from being a landlord, providing social care to running our museums and parks. We deliver a diverse range of services and have ambitus capital and investment programmes for the city and to support people who live, work and visit in Bristol.

Bristol is a successful and ambitious city with much to be proud of but, like all cities, we have our challenges too. The city’s success does not reach everyone living here and this brings some difficult issues, so our vision is to build a better Bristol that includes everyone in the city’s success.

We also have generous rewards package including flexible working arrangements, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply.

Additional Information

If you have any job specific queries then please contact Michael Pilcher, Chief Accountant on [email protected]

In order to be shortlisted for interview we need you to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. If we receive high numbers of applications, we may also need to shortlist using the desirable criteria, so please demonstrate how you meet these if you can.

To apply, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

Closing date: 28 July 2019.

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.