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Finance Manager

Location: Durham

Salary: £40k-£47k

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 166628

NRG is partnering with an established, prestigious business in County Durham. This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

Reporting to the Head of Financial Services, this is a business facing role supporting the business’ senior management team with all aspects of financial management, financial performance and financial control of Division. The role also has responsibility for the team of finance operations staff.

The Finance Department is playing a major part in the upgrade of the Payroll, Pensions and Expenses software. This new 12 month FTC role has been created to support the Operations Manager who is heavily involved in the project by doing the following:

Core responsibilities:

  • Provide managers within the Division with financial information

  • Provide expert professional subject and/or managerial and leadership expertise.

  • Lead the team of finance operations staff, ensuring effective and efficient delivery of finance services to support operations

  • Manage and develop service, infrastructure and people performance across the Colleges team.

  • Assist as required with the upgrade project to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of finance operations and support any changes needed as a result of the system upgrades e.g. assist with data gathering, setting new KPIs and the preparation and / or delivery of new training materials.

  • Provide feedback on team and individual performance and identify development needs, conducting regular staff ADR and performance reviews.

  • Recruit, induct, train and develop new team members.

  • Help to shape the skills and expertise of future team members and design work structures to meet operational and strategic goals.

  • Handle the vast majority of HR issues within a team, referring more complex HR issues to appropriate support services/senior management.

  • Liaise and engage with key stakeholders and internal and external contractors to influence opinion, delivery and reputation of services.

  • Contribute to the scoping and resource planning across a range of activities at operational and possibly strategic level.

  • Lead on the design, implementation and monitoring of policy and quality standards, procedures and systems to ensure effective working and continuous improvement.

  • Promote and develop a deep understanding of organisational policy and external developments.

  • Devolve responsibilities to team members to ensure continuity of service provision and encourage skills development.

  • Ensure all activities, processes and transactions are accounted for accurately and promptly to meet regulatory and professional service and policy standards.

  • Ensure all stakeholder-facing staff provide an accessible, friendly and professional service by shaping processes for inducting and developing staff.

  • Implement processes to manage the integrity and security of all commercially and professionally sensitive and personal data.

  • Lead internal business meetings, working groups and sub-committees at operational service level to influence governance, organisational policy and standards for the service.

  • Responsible for allocating and monitoring financial budgets and resources.

  • Analyse stakeholder feedback, implementing and reviewing service provision.


You will be a Qualified Accountant with a demonstrated history of working within senior financial roles. You will be presentable, personable with fantastic communication skills, both written and verbally.

Interested? Apply now – CraigStewart@NRGplc.com