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Senior Finance Officer

Main Duties

The Senior Finance Officer will provide a management and technical accounting service in support of a specific area of the Council.

This will include:

, Review and resolve any issues relating to budgets, financial information and resources for your area of specialism so that agreed targets are met, reports are prepared and delivered, there is efficient use of Council resources, data is managed effectively and corrective action is taken when necessary and value for money is maximised.
, Manage and motivate a team of staff and oversee performance monitoring, recruitment and provide guidance ensuring team members receive performance feedback and advice, development opportunities and that a highly competent, creative and participating culture is maintained.
, Provide expert advice to customers (councillors, departments, managers) ensuring they receive clear guidance and information and also ensure that council activity is lawful.

, Produce information reports and analyse complex data for customers so that customers receive accurate, up to date reports and data that fulfil statutory requirements
, Set targets, monitor performance and review potential changes to systems to ensure services and/or projects are delivered successfully.
, In consultation with customers identify and provide training and information sessions so understanding of the area of expertise is enhanced


, Recognised CCAB qualification (preferably CIPFA), or Association of Accounting Technician qualified or will have equivalent relevant professional experience.
, Significant operational experience within a large organisation, covering the key financial processes of financial planning, budget preparation, budget monitoring and preparing final accounts.
, Experience of supervising a small team to effectively deliver a range of quality and cost effective financial management and financial support services
, Good project management skills to work and oversee projects as and when required
, Excellent written and verbal communication skills
, Experience of undertaking analysis and appropriately communicating the results to the selected audience
, Well organised with excellent time management skills
, Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.