How you'll make a difference

As a Finance Assistant you will make a difference by providing comprehensive financial and data processing services to the finance team who provide a range of strategic advice and operational financial support services to Council departments. 
 
What will you be doing?  
  • You’ll maintain and update information systems and databases to ensure that service transactions are completed accurately.
  • You will provide advice and respond to queries from customers, contacts, external organisations and colleagues ensuring that they receive appropriate guidance about policies, procedures and processes whilst ensuring effective working relationships are maintained. 
  • You’ll be responsible for a varied range of administrative tasks and will work on projects. Ensuring written reports are compiled, support is provided, and records are accurate which will help to inform decision making.  This will involve carrying out research, collating data, presenting information and accurately recording budgets.

What we need from you

  • You will have relevant knowledge and experience of working in an organisation that delivers a range of financial and data processing services, including paying and raising invoices and using electronic systems
  • You will have the ability to analyse and evaluate standard information from a range of sources in order to inform judgements and make decisions.
  • Good interpersonal skills are essential as you will need to communicate with a diverse range of people.
  • You will have a good understanding and experience in the use of IT within a Finance setting.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We invest in the careers of our people and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps our people make the greatest long-term difference in their work.
     
  • We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance.

  • As part of our benefits package you will receive generous annual leave (pro rata), employee wellbeing support and you will have access to a range of staff discounts, including eye tests, travel, shopping and leisure activities.
       
  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.
 
Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.  
  • We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community. 
  • We’re positive and forward thinking, always looking for new and innovative ways of working work and we’re ambitious about the future.
We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference. 
 
We’re making a difference, be part of it! 
 
 
For further information please contact Adam Silcock, Assistant Transactions Manager (adam.silcock@southglos.gov.uk or 01454 863631)
 
 

This post is restricted to permanent and temporary employees of South Gloucestershire Council.


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