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Finance Manager - Systems (Interim)

Posted: 6 Jan 2021 Closes: 20 Jan 2021
Flexible - Either Merseyside or Greater Manchester Competitive
Permanent & Full-time onward-housing/1113

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 400 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.At Onward we’re working towards creating positive spaces, which extends to not only to the communities we serve but to our workplaces being positive spaces that are open, diverse and inclusive.  Onward is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation in every aspect of our work. We are looking for a Finance Manager - Systems to join our Finance Team on a 12-month fixed term basis. 

The purpose of the role is to lead the development and implementation of high quality finance processing systems to support business objectives including accounts production, KPI reporting and benchmarking to continuously improve end to end work flows.

You will collaborate across teams to identify areas for improvement, support production of reports and information for decision making and effective benchmarking. Driving continuous development of system functionality and transaction processing, you will streamline processes and work with external providers and internal stakeholders to develop innovative solutions.

Leading the Accounts Payable/Receivable and Cashbook teams you will maximise the use of technology to improve efficiency in data processing and manage risk and systems controls.

You will pursue and collect customer feedback and views to support service development and undertake and share benchmarking data to determine trends. You will provide data assurance to ensure that information decisions are made at the right level.

You will identify, build and develop an extensive network of external contacts to keep abreast of best practice and benchmarking.

Acting as a role model, you will provide line management to your team and effectively manage resources. 

It is essential that you have experience in delivering support to internal and external customers and managing and reporting financial performance information.

You should also be fully qualified with a recognised accounting body (ACCA, CIMA, ACA)

All posts are recruited to the recruitment salary and movement to the confirmed salary is based on successful completion of a 6 month probation.  As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.

The base location for this role will be either Greater Manchester or Liverpool. However please note that due to Covid-19, we have adapted our working arrangements under government guidelines and Safe Systems of Work and the post holder would currently be expected to work from home.  Discussions around the current working arrangements and Safe Systems of Work specific to the role will take place during the interview process. If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to Covid-19 and the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.

Please note that the selection process will include 3 elements including a competency exercise which will require the submission of a financial report, a presentation and an interview. Details of the competency exercise and presentation will be provided to shortlisted candidates and interviews will be held on 1st and 2nd February 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be able to self select their preferred time slot and date from the options provided. 






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