Group Finance Manager Job at Wigan Council

The role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of Wigan Council’s finance team. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Finance, you will be responsible for providing high quality financial advice to the Children’s Services Branch, the Schools Forum and the schools in the district.

As Group Finance Manager, you will manage and lead our Schools Finance team. The department provides a full range of financial services to our schools as well as operating a traveling stewardship service. You will also lead the financial management arrangements for funding the Council’s high needs.

About you:

As the ideal candidate for this position, you will have significant experience and knowledge of school and education finances.

You will have proven yourself in an environment under pressure and deadlines and will be able to represent service and advice at local and regional level if necessary.

You have excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.

You will also have the skills to effectively manage the school finance team with a passion for helping individuals develop and grow.

About Us:

This is a unique opportunity to be part of Wigan Council’s high-performing finance division, which provides financial advice and support to the management of children’s services.

You will play an important role in supporting the Council in the next phase of its ambitious transformation agenda through our Deal 2030 strategy, providing high quality and financially sustainable support to our residents.

For more information or for an informal discussion about this opportunity, please call Mark Rotheram (Strategic Finance Manager) on 01942 489402 or email

Wigan Council was voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the iESE Awards for Public Sector Transformation and recently published The 2030 agreement, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are registered with Greater Manchester Ongoing Service Commitment ensuring that your service is continuous or “uninterrupted” between Supporting Organizations.

As an employer, we would like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

At Wigan we pride ourselves on being a flexible workforce. We take a blended approach to our workplace, depending on the work we do. This can include working from home (My Place), in the office (Our Place) or in the community (Your Place). Please speak to the hiring manager to find out more about where you will work in your role.

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