How you'll make a difference

You will make a difference as a Senior Finance Officer by providing a range of strategic advice and operational financial support services to Council departments. You will provide comprehensive financial advice and fulfil the statutory obligations of the organization ensuring compliance with accountancy standards and codes of practice.  
 

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

What will you be doing?
 
  • Our Finance team play an important role in ensuring the council funds are being distributed, controlled and spent appropriately.  
  • You will provide a technical accounting service in support of a specific areas of the Council.  
  • You will review and resolve any issues relating to budgets, financial information and resources for your area of specialism so that agreed targets are met.  
  • In this senior role you will provide expert advice to councilors, departments, managers) and the senior leadership team ensuring they receive clear guidance and information data that fulfils statutory requirements. 
  • You will oversee a team giving support and guidance as well as set targets, monitor performance and review potential changes to ensure services and projects are delivered successfully.  

What we need from you

  • You will need a recognised CCAB qualification (preferably CIPFA), or Association of Accounting Technician qualified or will have equivalent relevant professional experience.  
  • You will need significant operational experience within a large organisation, covering the key financial processes of financial planning, budget preparation, budget monitoring and preparing final accounts.  
  • You will need experience of supervising a small team to effectively deliver a range of quality and cost effective financial management and financial support services.
  • You will have excellent IT, numeracy and good analytical skills.
  • Ideally you would need Knowledge of CIVICA Financials 

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

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 - whatever that means for them.  
 
We trust our team to work in the way which allows them to make the biggest difference and we continue to invest in technology to help staff do their jobs to the best of their ability and celebrate innovation.  
 
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 more information, please contact Nicola Phillips, Accountant on 01454 863675 or email [email protected]
 
This is a limited term contract until 31 March 2024.
 

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

 

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