Director of Operational Finance

Manchester, permanent

Job description, key responsibilities and experience

Salary: £91k - £104k per annum + benefits

Closing date: Monday 5 February 2024

This is a chance to lead our Finance Management function at a hugely exciting time. GMCA is a trailblazer, already the pioneers of English Devolution, Greater Manchester is going further and faster with a programme of further devolution that will see various functions such as transport, planning and economic regeneration transferred from Whitehall to the Combined Authority. This landmark change means you’ll be working with senior figures including Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, as well as the Treasurer and the GMCA Deputy Mayor (in relation to Policing and Crime Commissioner responsibilities). With this high-profile agenda, this is no ordinary Finance role.

To achieve our objectives, we need a high-quality, customer-focused Financial Management service – and that’s exactly what you’ll build. Managing various Heads of Finance, you’ll shape your function while tackling Business As Usual finance, embracing change and driving efficiency day-to-day. Meanwhile, you’ll oversee all aspects of core financial processes, final accounts and treasury management, while acting as our Deputy Section 73 Officer (S151 equivalent).

How to apply

Apply via the Penna website.


Priyesh Bhadressa on 07548 108176 or email


Pete John on 07701 305617 or email


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