To support the efficient and effective provision of a comprehensive finance function, including all aspects of the annual estimates process, budget maintenance, monitoring, control and reporting and the year-end closing of accounts, in accordance with statutory requirements and the Council's policies and procedures, statutory returns, ad hoc requests and project work. To be responsible for supporting the prompt, efficient and accurate provision of financial information.
The post will be part of the Council's Core Finance Team which is organised flexibly around key themes in order to support and compliment the Strategic Finance teams (Service Finance, Corporate Accountancy and Financial Planning) in the delivery of a comprehensive finance service to the Council.
The post holder will be expected to work flexibly across any of the Core Team themes as directed by senior staff within the Core Team and could have different reporting lines for completion of tasks including direction by a Strategic Finance Manager. For day to day management reporting purposes the post has been aligned with a specific theme lead structure within the Core Team; however this alignment may change over time in accordance with the needs of the organisation.
The post holder will be expected to adhere consistently to the Core Team's standardised financial processes. Standard processes will be developed and managed by the Core Team, in consultation with Strategic Finance Managers, for all key areas including budget monitoring, budget build and closure of accounts.