Finance Officer

14.63 - 15.36 GBP Hourly + GBP14.63 - GBP15.36/hour
20 Feb 2019
21 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Our client is seeking a Finance Officer on an initial 3 Month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours:

Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00, at a rate of GBP14.63 p/h

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the post is to assist the Financial Services Team to provide financial advice and assistance on all aspects of financial activity, with a greater emphasis on Work Services finance functions, from initial draft budget preparation to the completion of final accounts for audit.

Main duties and responsibilities:

* Co-ordination and preparation of the Council's revenue and capital budgets for General Fund and Housing Revenue Account activity.
* Co-ordination and reporting on revenue and capital budget monitoring.
* Completion of year-end accounts for capital and revenue for both the General Fund and the Housing Revenue Account and
* Production of the Council's Statement of Accounts, including all the Whole of Government Accounts.
* Providing financial expertise for and attending various officer working parties and Committee meetings.
* Providing budget advice and assistance on finance related matters.
* Co-ordination and completion of statutory and non-statutory returns.
* Co-ordination and calculation of the council tax amount, including preparing the information for the council tax leaflet.
* Co-ordination and production of various strategies including the Council's Medium Term Financial Plan and Strategy, Treasury Management Strategy, Capital Strategy etc.
* Treasury Management activities including monitoring investments, the Council's bank account and managing cash flow.
* Payroll activities and Creditor activities.

Skills and Experience:

* Experience of working in a finance environment
* Competent in the use of a financial management system
* Minimum of AAT qualification (or other equivalent qualification)
* Verbal communication skills that include explaining financial concepts to non financial people.
* Plan ahead and priorities own time management and organisational skills
* Excellent knowledge of the main Windows applications, especially Word, Excel and Outlook and experience in the production of complex calculations and reports for financial purposes.
* Knowledge of the application of a Council's Financial Standing Orders, Contract Standing Orders and Financial Instructions.
* Understanding of a Local Authority's annual planning and performance monitoring cycle and knowledge of financial reporting requirements.

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