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Finance Officer

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/67959/25048
  • Published: Wed 22/06/2022, 16:20 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 11/07/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 - £34,519 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

The starting salary for this role is £31,273 per annum for working 36 hours per week. This is a fixed-term contract until 31/03/2023.

Are you highly motivated, driven and ready for a challenge? Are you effective in performing tasks within a financial management cycle? Are you able to manage your own time effectively and complete work to deadlines? Can you analyse and interpret complex financial information?

If so, then this may be the role for you.

We are looking for two Finance Officers who will work closely with the Gateway to Resources Service and the Corporate Parenting Commissioning Team under the Placement, Values and Outcomes (PVO) Transformation Project.

The PVO Transformation Project is intended to ensure that more of Surrey’s children who are looked after and/or have special educational needs and disabilities will live and be educated in the county. In addition, work will be undertaken to take forward cultural, procedural and structural change that will consolidate the improvements made for children and move towards a more sustainable future.

As a Finance Officer your role will be central to these aims. You will have responsibility for leading on the Home Office returns for Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers, Continuing Health Care returns, and financial review of expenditure on children looked after and care leavers. You will also be expected to keep updated financial records pertaining to the frameworks used to commission individual homes for children looked after and care leavers.

As well as this, you will be involved in monitoring, recording, and reporting upon the expenditure against various budgets such as Continuing Health Care. You will be responsible for the maintenance of accurate records on financial impact of PVO activities.

Working with managers across Children’s Commissioning and Children’s Social Care, you will deliver clear and insightful reporting and analysis of expenditure throughout the planning and reporting cycle. This role will be a key point of contact for the wider finance team.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Ability to express opinions and information clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to communicate financial insights and options effectively to a non-finance audience
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to act as a partner in decision making, offering financial insight and a pro-active in-depth consideration of risk
  • Knowledge and understanding of public sector financial issues and best practice
  • Ability to work successfully in a professionally independent and autonomous manner
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in use of IT within a finance environment.

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 10/07/2022.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 18/07/2022.

An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Foster at sarah.foster@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) 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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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/67959/25048
  • Published: Wed 22/06/2022, 16:20 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 11/07/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £31,273 - £34,519 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Woking

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