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Finance Specialist - Schools

  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 711602
  • Published: Fri 29/11/2019, 11:17 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/12/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £ 32,878 - £ 36,876 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN, Berkshire
Wokingham Borough Council who are based in Wokingham Town Centre is currently recruiting for an experienced Finance Specialist to be a key part of the Council’s Finance Team. 

The role will report to the Senior Finance Specialist for Children’s Service and the purpose of the role is to act as support on all financial matters relating to schools, providing timely and high quality advice, ensuring the continuity of sound financial management, governance and value for money. With experience in schools finance, you will be a key member of a small team of Accountancy professionals supporting the Children’s Services directorate. 
 
You will enjoy all the usual benefits of being a local authority employee, including generous leave entitlement, membership of the local government pension scheme, flexi-time and the opportunity for smart working. 
 
Key Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities:- 

• Assist with budget setting, budget monitoring, year-end closedown and statutory returns 
• Assist with preparation of funding formula models for schools budget setting, including Early Years and High Needs Block 
• Provide advice and support on legislative and guidance changes 
• Assist with preparation and presentation of Finance reports to Schools Forum 
• Be the Finance representative on multi-disciplinary groups, such as academy conversions and schools in financial difficulties 
• Assist with overseeing delivery of traded offer to schools, including provision of training sessions to school business managers and governors 
 
Skills, Attributes & Experience required:- 
 
• Qualified / part qualified accountant, or able to demonstrate ‘qualification by experience’ 
• Experience of working in Schools Finance is essential 
• Current knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance is essential 
• Ability to demonstrate excellent stakeholder management skills 
• Have an outstanding track record in delivering a customer focused service 
• Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills 
• Excellent IT skills, including office software, Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel 
• Ability to operate in large, complex and political organisations 
 
Qualifications required: 
 
• Degree level, equivalent professional qualifications or expertise 
• Evidence of continuous personal and professional development 
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a key player in Wokingham Borough Council’s Finance Team. 
 
If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please contact Lynne Samuel at lynne.samuel@wokingham.gov.uk 
 
Closing date for applications:   15th December 2019 
 
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. 
To apply, please follow the link to the online application form. CVs are not accepted. Alternatively, please call 0118 974 6116 (answerphone outside office hours) quoting 711602 .
 
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer

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  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 711602
  • Published: Fri 29/11/2019, 11:17 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 15/12/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £ 32,878 - £ 36,876 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN, Berkshire

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