Some 165,000 people call the borough of Wokingham home. With great schools, up-to-date facilities and a beautiful semi-rural location, there’s an exceptional quality of life – and it’s about to get even better. Right now, we have major plans for the future, designed around our residents: 13,000 new homes, better infrastructure and a commitment to creating the best possible children’s services.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our finance team for a Finance System Specialist, who will have responsibility for maintaining financial systems, controls and processes. Working closely with finance colleagues, you will review and develop process efficiencies, making better use of the system and technology. You will also lead & support new finance systems and/or new version releases.
You will have a critical role in developing reports across the organisation and will liaise with external audits as part of the annual statement of accounts production.
The successful candidate will be a good team player, will be analytical, possessing good problem-solving skills, the ability to prioritise their own workload, and be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
You will have experience in Business World On (Agresso /Unit 4), which is the Financial system used by Wokingham Borough Council.
Employed by Wokingham Borough Council, 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.
You will be based in Wokingham town centre, a short walk from the railway station and easily accessible by car. Currently most staff at WBC are working from home in accordance with government guidelines. The future working pattern is likely to be a combination of flexible home working and office based.
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.
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.
To apply, please follow the link to the online application form. CVs are not accepted. If shortlisted for interview, Wokingham Borough Council operates a competency-based interview process.
Closing date: 11pm, Thursday 16 September 2021.
For an informal discussion, please contact Diptesh Patel, Finance Systems Manager, on 07824 407 164 or Mark Thompson, Head of Corporate Accountancy, on 07824 383 311.
Please visit: www.wokingham.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/ for more information about this role.