Finance & Corporate Services Manager

Full time Temporary @Apple Recruitment in Finance , in Management
  • Post Date : 16 May 2024
  • Apply Before : 20 May 2024
  • Salary: £42.32 - £45.35 / Annually

Job Description

Apple Recruitment are recruiting for a Finance & Corporate Services Manager.


Job Purpose:

To support the Director of Governance and Support Services in the delivery of NIPSO’s corporate services functions in particular Finance, Accommodation and Facilities Management, IT and Information Governance.

The post-holder will develop, manage and oversee the operation of NIPSO accounting and finance systems including the monitoring of NIPSO’s finances. The role will include leading on procurement issues, including liaison with CPD and working with managers to conduct procurement.

The post-holder will prepare reports and supporting information to support senior manager’s attendance at the Northern Ireland Assembly Audit Committee, the NIPSO Audit and Risk Committee and NIPSO Advisory Panel (when established).



Job Description:

  • Lead on preparing NIPSO’s Annual Accounts in accordance with the relevant legislation and standards including liaison with Department of Finance (DoF);
  • Be responsible for the day to day operation of NIPSO financial systems including the preparation of regular timely financial reports to NIPSO SMT to support budget management and financial information for NIPSO Audit & Risk Committee, NIPSO Advisory Panel and the NI Assembly Audit Committee as appropriate;
  • Review and update where necessary NIPSO’s financial policies, procedures and controls including NIPSOs Standing Financial Rules;
  • Manage and oversee the Office asset register;
  • Act as SMT’s key contact to ensure that NIPSO’s Corporate Reporting needs, including operational performance reports, and IT system requirements are met;
  • Engage with and maintain close and effective working relationships with a range of external stakeholders for example, DoF, auditors, other agencies and departments;
  • Where appropriate act as the point of contact for internal and external audit, maintaining a progress register of audit actions.
  • Manage NIPSO records management in line with NIPSO’s retention and disposal policies and procedures





If you wish to apply or would like more information, please email your CV in Microsoft word format to Caroline Parker by clicking on the link below by Monday 20th May 2024 at 10AM. You must also include a bullet pointed synopsis at the top of your CV demonstrating how exactly you meet the Essential Criteria below:


Essential Criteria:

Applicants must, by the closing date for applications, have:


(i) Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of applications, have successfully completed the professional examinations and be a full, current member of at least one of the following bodies:

  • Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy
  • The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland


(ii) have at least one year’s experience in all aspects of the preparation of public sector annual resource accounts in accordance with the Government Resources and Accounts Act (Northern Ireland) 2001, the annual HM Treasury Financial Reporting Manual (FReM), and the annual Accounts Direction from the Department of Finance


Applicants must, as at the closing date for receipt of applications, be able to demonstrate by providing personal and specific examples on their application form that they have:

(i) A minimum of 1 years’ demonstrable experience in at least 2 of the following:

  1. providing information and supporting analysis to assist senior management attendance at NI Assembly Committees, Boards, Audit and Risk Committees or similar fora; (AF & I)
  2. budgetary management including supporting the development of bids for resources including in-year Monitoring Rounds process; (AF & I)
  3. undertaking public sector procurement; (AF & I)
  4. involvement in the preparation of accounts to public sector standards; (AF & I)
  5. leading a team delivering a diverse range of functions to successfully deliver organisational objectives; (AF & I)

(ii) Experience in the use of financial IT systems to include Sage, Coda, Open Accounts or similar business accounting packages, and detailed

operational knowledge of the Microsoft Office product suite; (AF & I)

(iii) Demonstratable ability to communicate orally and in writing. (I)



Further Details:

  • Salary: £42,315 – £45,351 per annum
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Closing Date: Monday 20th May 2024 at 10AM

If you wish to apply or would like more information, please email your CV in Microsoft word format to Caroline Parker by clicking on the link below by Monday 20th May 2024 at 10AM.

Applicants must ensure their CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.

Please note only applicants that match this criteria can be considered for the role.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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