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Finance Advisor - Remote Working

Surrey County Council
Closing date
29 Sep 2021

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The starting salary for this position is £15,636.50 for 18 hours per week (pro-rata £31,273) based at Woking Borough Council, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, GU21 6YL.

As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.

This role is offered as a part-time, 12 month Secondment or Fixed Term contract. For internal candidates interested in a Secondment opportunity please discuss with your line manager before submitting your application.

In this role you will be part of the Area Finance Team, reporting to the North West Area Finance Manager and will manage the work of a small team of Finance Assistants. You will be based in the Woking office but you will be expected to support the Social Care Teams within your area.

The Finance Advisor will also assist the Area Finance Manager in all areas of financial management and will work closely with managers across the service and in central finance to ensure budgets are controlled effectively and all financial transactions are carried out accurately and in accordance with Surrey County Council regulations and government legislation.

We are looking for a candidate who...
  • Has a proven track record in Financial Management
  • Is able to work in a fast paced front line team
  • Can work as part of a team to ensure accurate and timely financial information
  • Has experience of working in a public sector environment
  • Is able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Is comfortable working with all forms of information and communication technology

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 10th October 2021.

Interviews will take place on 26th October 2021.

An enhanced DBS will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please email .uk. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

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.
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