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Finance Officer

Opus People Solutions
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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In this role you will principally be providing support to the Suffolk Advertising service and HR Operations Manager on a variety of financial processes and administrative duties so that compliance with financial regulations and best practice are adhered to.

You will also provide timely, and business focused financial advice and challenge to the organisation and other key stakeholders on a variety of financial processes and issues.

As part of your role, you will:
  • Support the Suffolk Advertising in dealing with the financial demands of the service.
  • Ensuring financial control is maintained in the Advertising Service through supporting the streamlining of financial management processes across the team, identifying opportunities for efficiencies and process improvement.
  • To input,manipulate and interpret financial data and provide information where required.
  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of financial systems and processes
  • To complete reconciliations to provide assurance of the accuracy and completeness of financial data.
  • To ensure data integrity is maintained in all financial records.
  • Providing advice and guidance to key stakeholders as appropriate on the use of financial systems and reports and queries.
  • To support your line manager.
  • You will receive advice and guidance from the team and the wider internal Finance Team, but you will be expected to monitor your own workload, undertake some prioritisation of tasks and be able to work independently on routine tasks and follow guidelines and procedures.
  • You should be able to resolve routine queries and issues, only seeking advice from more senior members of the team as required.
  • To assist in annual tasks, monthly monitoring and weekly process activities as required.
  • To work across other areas of Finance as the need arises where skills are transferable.

What you will need:
  • Level 3 AAT apprenticeship or equivalent skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in and supporting a finance team.
  • Basic understanding of local government operations and accounting practice.
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of finance.
  • Evidence of good verbal and written communication skills with people at a variety of levels, including the ability to resolve conflict effectively as appropriate.
  • IT literate, particularly in Microsoft Excel and finance systems.
  • Ability to resolve financial problems, only seeking advice as required.

For the right candidate there is an opportunity to for the temporary contract to become permanent.
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