Finance Business Partner
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/16908/16801
  • Published: Thu 09/09/2021, 9:07 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/10/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,734 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

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Finance Business Partner

Surrey County Council is committed to supporting those in the organisation who are under redeployment. Therefore this role will be open exclusively to the redeployment pool of candidates for 7 days from posting on the redeployment site.

The starting salary for this role is £45,734 per annum for a 36 hour working week.

Surrey County Council is the largest employer in Surrey. Our organisation is split across a diverse range of directorates and services spanning the entire county. This Finance Business Partner role sits within the Finance Directorate but works closely with colleagues in our Environment Transport & Infrastructure (ETI) Directorate. The Environment Transport and Infrastructure Directorate includes, Highways and Transport, Environmental and Infrastructure, Planning & Major Projects services with budgets in excess of £140m.

You are either a fully-qualified accounting technician or part- or fully-qualified accountant, you will have sound knowledge of the financial management cycle, preparing and presenting budget monitoring information to service management teams, as well as being able to get involved in project related work to support the development of the service. You will have strong technical financial skills, be proficient in the use and interpretation of financial data, providing the service with key insight, advice and support.  Equally importantly, you will have strong communication and relationship-building skills.

The successful applicant will

  • Perform the operational financial management cycle for elements of Environment Transport & Infrastructure, including budgeting, closing, management reporting and monitoring, in accordance with County Council procedures and timetable.
  • Provide financial input, covering all aspects of financial advice, analysis and business case development to improvement projects, major procurements and service developments.
  • Provide financial insight, advice and support to Senior Management within Environment Transport & Infrastructure on financial issues to ensure effective decision making and management.
  • Undertake analysis that provides insight, analysis and challenge in respect of value for money.
  • Provide occasional training to budget holders and directorate finance staff on financial matters.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the finance function.

Key requirements of the role include

  • AAT qualified or part-qualified CCAB, or equivalent qualification
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding public sector financial issues and accounting requirements
  • Proficiency in analysing and interpreting financial data, use of IT within a finance environment, and financial modelling techniques
  • Ability to work successfully in a professionally independent and autonomous manner, managing time effectively and adhering to deadlines

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 advert closes at 23:59 on 1st October 2021. Interview dates to be confirmed.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Jonathan Wilson on Jonathan.Wilson@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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