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INTERNAL ONLY – Senior Finance Manager, Integra (the trading arm of South Gloucestershire Council)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
All Year Round
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 13/02/2019 12:00
£42,806 - £46,606 (pro-rata to hours worked)
Hours per week:
29.6 hours per week (0.8 FTE, 4 days a week – with a degree of flexibility in terms of working days)
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Broad Lane Council Offices, Yate, South Gloucesteshire BS37 7PN
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Closing date:
13 Feb

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This job is closed for applications.

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INTERNAL ONLY – Senior Finance Manager, Integra (the trading arm of South Gloucestershire Council)

Summary of Post

The Senior Finance Manager is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, Integra, with responsibility for all aspects of financial accounting, financial planning and analysis, procurement and producing contracts.

The role will provide financial leadership and support to the Head of Integra and Board, lead the ongoing development of the financial infrastructure and support and challenge Integra Service Leads in business delivery and development, acting as a business partner. This involves integrating finance into the business and adding real value and challenge through the provision of quality, timely and accurate information to improve profitability and market share.

The role has responsibility for leading the finance team, including training and developing employees to deliver an effective and efficient business support function. There will be a focus on all aspects, commercial and operational, to drive and improve financial performance. The post holder will balance this commercial focus with the organisation’s objective to make a positive difference in the community.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

The Integra Finance team provides a range of strategic advice and operational financial support to the Board, Head of Integra and service delivery teams. It provides comprehensive financial advice and fulfils the statutory obligations of the organisation ensuring compliance with accountancy standards and codes of practice.

The role has key responsibility for:
• Preparation and monitoring of budgets for all service areas.
• Preparation and review of monthly management information.
• Preparation and review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
• Preparation and review of Invoices.
• Preparation and review of Purchase Orders.
• Management of internal and external customers.
• Management of transformation projects providing recommendations for solutions.
• Month End processes on an accruals basis.
• Principal point of contact for financial advice within Integra.
• Management of contracts including the register and review of end dates.
• Management of finance team, including training and developing employees to maintain an effective financial service.
• Providing training and information sessions on the management information provided by the finance team.
• Management of internal controls and internal audit support.
• Preparation of financial information to support bids and proposals.
• Any other reasonable task deemed necessary by the Head of Integra

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information on your expression of interest form.


• Be a qualified accountant (preferably ACA, ACCA & CIMA), with post-qualification experience in a commercial organisation including financial accountancy and ensuring tax is managed efficiently.

• Be technically skilled and experienced to deliver accurate, timely analytical support to the MD and Senior Leadership Team’s decision making.

• Have practical experience contributing to the financial and commercial aspects of bid management.

• Have substantial knowledge and experience of contract and project management.

• Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


• Have procurement expertise, having managed or supported tender processes.

• Have experience working in public sector in addition to commercial experience.

Additional Information

In order to apply, please complete the expression of interest form attached and return to IntegraHR@southglos.gov.uk by midday on Wednesday 13 February 2019.

For an informal discussion, please contact Kevin Ford, Interim Managing Director, on 01454 866806 or email kevin.ford@southglos.gov.uk

DBS: Please note that it is a requirement of employment that a standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.. The contact details are:
Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD
Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Use of a vehicle: If the nature of the duties require you to travel on Council business on a regular basis, you must either have a current driving licence and provide a car, or have access to appropriate means of travel.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Salary: £42,806 - £46,606 (pro-rata to hours worked)

Hours: 29.6 hours per week (0.8 FTE, 4 days a week – with a degree of flexibility in terms of working days)

Closing Date: Wednesday 13 February 2019, 12pm

Vacancy Ref: CYT213/857

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

As a manager you will be expected to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate your staff to achieve.

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