Interim Finance Manager - Planning

Finance Manager - Greater Manchester, North West

Ref: 425Wednesday 7 September 2022

£50/55K, excellent holiday,pension, 50/50 hybrid and more

We are recruiting an experienced Finance Manager (Planning) for a 12 Month Fixed Term contract to cover maternity leave. This Housing Association based in South Manchester offers a 50/50 hybrid, great pension and 27 days holiday + bank holidays.


Reporting to the Deputy Director of Finance, the Finance Manager (Planning) will be enabled to have a great degree of autonomy to manage the team and deliver results. This role will play a pivotal role in overseeing the development area of the group. Leading and mentoring a motivated finance team, ensuring delivery of key financial and management information.

Key responsibilities:

  • Successfully lead, develop, and coach team members to ensure a highly engaged, high performing team, providing excellent financial services
  • Effective management of budgetary and financial control framework
  • Identification and recommendation of innovative financial solutions, and drive continued growth and development of the group
  • Financial evaluation of the Development and Sales programme
  • Ensure effective financial advice is provided to EMT/SMT where needed including costing and pricing of new works, financial reviews of service areas, and business planning
  • Management of the statutory accounting process, including regulatory and statutory financial compliance
  • Manage the Tax & Treasury for the group


  • Fully qualified (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) and demonstrable CPD, with relevant experience gained within Social Housing  or a similar sector
  • Possessing strong relationship-building skills, and the natural ability to be an inspirational leader to motivate the team
  • You will have demonstrable experience of supporting internal and external stakeholders, and of working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams to drive organisational change and development
  • You must have an excellent working knowledge of external and internal reporting cycles, management accounts and budget preparation and analysis, and a solid understanding of relevant legislation and accounting principles
  • Excellent IT skills including advanced use of excel, and well versed in using integrated ERP/Finance systems

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