The Children, Schools and Families Directorate provides a range of highly specialist services to children and young people who are vulnerable, and/or have special educational needs, including complex disabilities or additional needs such as English as a second language.
Services are delivered directly to children and their families, to early years settings, to schools and alternative education settings within extensive statutory frameworks.
The Finance Assistant provides co-ordinated and comprehensive financial support throughout the Directorate in accordance with the County and Directorate Financial Procedures.
The role supports the budget planning and monitoring activities for the Directorate budget. You will work collaboratively with team members to provide a high quality and efficient finance service to support the Directorate's overall aim to improve outcomes for children.
Finance Assistants undertake routine financial functions, use SAP and assist in the accountancy cycle of budget monitoring and closure of accounts. You will play a key role in the provision of a high quality and responsive finance service to operational teams and front-line staff. Continuously applying improvements to increase customer satisfaction, you will work collaboratively to maintain a consistency of approach across the Directorate.
In this role you will work together with the Finance Team Leader (FTL) & Senior Finance Assistant (SFA) to establish objectives and take responsibility for managing a workload; organising and prioritising work to meet strict financial deadlines. You will provide regular updates to the FTL & SFA on workload status and raise any potential problems in meeting deadlines. You will work as part of a team and build positive relationships with team members and practitioners.
To be shortlisted for interview, your CV and personal statement must clearly evidence the following:
- Ability to provide excellent customer service and be prepared to go the extra mile in meeting people’s needs
- An understanding of the need for confidentiality
- A willingness to undertake continuous professional development
- Ability to use feedback to develop, reflect and learn from own behaviour, identifying impact of actions on others
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.
For an informal discussion please contact Claire Decastro on 07813 530871 or Clare Wiggin-Feak on 07973829855 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 15th January 2021 with interviews to follow.
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.
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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