Finance Manager (Adults and Wellbeing)

Client: Trafford Council

Location: Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford M32 0TH

Salary: £52,580 - £55,791 (Pay award pending)

Closing date: Sunday, 30 June 2024 23:30

Finance Manager (Adults and Wellbeing)

We will offer flexibility where we can – if you are interested in a role, please speak to the recruiting manager about what flexibility they might consider.

Many of our colleagues have the opportunity to work from home for one or more days a week and/or they flex the hours they work. We call this SMART working, and it gives you the option to flex your days and hours so you can fit your work around your life and life around your work.  

About the Role:

Trafford’s Financial Management team has a record of providing high quality and effective financial support to an ambitious, forward-thinking council with a dynamic and customer-focused culture with strong ambitions for growth. We are at the leading edge of transformation and innovation and have started our journey on a major investment and regeneration programme. 

Due to internal promotion, we have an opportunity for a highly motivated, inspirational, and dynamic qualified accountant to join us and undertake the role of Finance Manager (Adults and Wellbeing).

This senior post is part of a wider corporate financial management team, with personal responsibility for managing a small professional team to deliver the financial targets and best financial outcomes for the Council into the medium and longer term. You will have particular emphasis in supporting the Adults & Wellbeing Directorates.  You will need the financial expertise to provide high quality, timely, accurate financial information, advice, and guidance that will contribute to the effectiveness of the decision-making process.

About you:

As a CCAB qualified accountant, you should have a proven track record in financial management with experience of leading a finance function in a public sector organisation. 

You will have experience of working in and understand the financial arrangements of local government, the preparation of year end statutory and management accounts and the governance and political context. 

You will need the financial expertise to provide high quality, timely, accurate financial information, advice, and guidance that will contribute to the effectiveness of the decision-making process.

Experience in working in adults finance would be advantageous. 

You will be comfortable in supporting the strategic leadership of the Council and liaising with chief officers in partner organisations. However, you will also be able to operate at the granular level of detail as work requires, working autonomously and with others as necessary to get the job done.

A strategic leader, you will have you will have excellent communication skills and be a flexible team player and proactive problem solver. Being enthusiastic about working hard for Trafford to make a positive difference for our residents is essential.

About us:

Trafford Council and its partners in the public, private and third sectors have a Vision which sees us working together to close inequality gaps and maximise Trafford’s huge potential. Our vision is working together to build the best future for all our communities and everyone in Trafford.

Trafford really is a great place to work. With a positive permission culture, we embrace innovation and encourage performance. We’re keen to recruit someone with the right values and behaviours that can help us ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do.

The Council has recently separated the Adults and Children’s financial functions and is looking to recruit a specific post to support Adults Services to deliver an increasingly challenging agenda.

The post of Finance Manager is a critical role in supporting the Strategic Finance Manager for each of these services in the strategic and operational duties of the council.


About the benefits

You will be welcomed into a friendly environment where your personal and professional development will be encouraged. You will have the opportunity to work and grow in a people-centred and values-based organisation that promotes a positive permission culture. Your opinions matter so you will have the opportunity to shape how we do things here at Trafford.  

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If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment partner at Penna, Andreas Efthymiou on 07546 415 794, or via email at

Interview dates: W/c 15th July