Senior Finance Officer - Kingston upon Thames

Surrey County Council
Claremont Park
18 Mar 2018
22 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.

£33,332 per annum for 36 hours per week based at County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.

Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

About the Role

Exciting opportunities have arisen at Surrey to join the Corporate Finance Team and be part of the Orbis partnership. The roles are based in our service facing teams providing comprehensive financial support to front line services. These roles are key both in terms of the support you will provide to budget holders at a time of change for our services and as part of an outward looking, curious team seeking to engage and challenge our customers.

We are looking to recruit internally across Orbis so the positions are available to finance staff within Orbis and Surrey County Council.

The role will suit someone looking to develop their Finance career as part of the Orbis partnership. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and experience at a time of change and innovation. The posts sit within the Children, Schools and Families finance team or the Adult Social Care finance team. The main focus of the role is to support budget holders across the service through the annual finance cycle preparing budgets, monitoring those budgets and closing accounts to tight deadlines at year end. These roles are a key part of our teams providing support to colleagues with a wide variety of work – benchmarking, completing statutory returns and developing costing models for example. There will be an opportunity to engage in project work supporting services through change programmes and contributing to service developments across finance and Orbis

To be successful in this role you will need;

  • Sound financial management experience, including budget setting, budget monitoring and closure of accounts
  • A good understanding of financial procedures and controls and how these should be applied in practice
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to manipulate data to answer questions
  • A recognised Professional Accountancy qualification(CCAB), AAT qualification or able to demonstrate an equivalent level of qualification and experience.

If you would like to apply please send your CV together with a supporting statement clearly setting out how your skills and experience make you suitable for this role.

Additional Information

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 18th March 2018.

Equal Opportunity, Values and Behaviours

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.

  • Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
  • Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
  • Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
  • Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.

Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.

  • Be customer focussed - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
  • Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
  • Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
  • Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
  • Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
  • Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.

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