Principal Finance Officer

East Sussex, UK
11 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join our client as a Principal Finance Officer based in the area of East Sussex

Start date: ASAP
Hours: Full Time Mon to Fri (09:00:AM - 05:00:PM)
Salary: £16.72 PAYE
6 Months


To co-ordinate, support and develop the provision of high quality professional financial information, advice, accountancy and budgetary services to departments and external agencies.


Prepare annual revenue and capital estimates, in partnership with departmental budget managers, in compliance with corporate procedures, timescales and financial regulations.

As a critical friend, engage with and advise budget managers in managing, monitoring and reporting on financial performance; including financial forecasts, unit costing data and savings/efficiency analysis.

Ensure the prompt closing of accounts, in accordance with statutory requirements, accounting standards and good practice. Prepare appropriate information to support the annual Statement of Account and audit.

Establish, develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external customers, stakeholders and partners.

Ensure the effective development and provision of high quality financial information, advice and training to budget managers.
Initiate and promote the effectiveness of services, systems and processes, recommending improvements to performance and best value for stakeholders and customers.

Establish and quantify financial risks and pressures in current and future years and support the production and achievement of departmental Medium Term Financial Plans.

Undertake financial appraisals and reviews relating to new legislative and service initiatives, provide input and challenge to business case development, using financial modelling techniques where appropriate, and assess their impact on relevant services.

Represent Service Finance at internal and external meetings, working groups and project teams as required and brief senior staff on decisions taken or matters requiring resolution.

Deputise for senior staff as and when required at departmental, corporate and inter-agency meetings.

Contribute to the development of appropriate policies and procedures, ensuring that financial practice is developed and promoted in line with strategic developments, in order to maintain quality standards and best value.

Consultant: Sarah Gillan Telephone:

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