Following a period of change, we are looking to recruit two Assistant Finance Partners (total 1.7 FTE) as part of a team providing a Financial Support Service to Wirral Schools. In this role you will deliver a solution-focussed, innovative financial management function, that enables schools to manage their financial resources effectively.
You'll be a proactive member of a customer-focussed finance team to support schools to manage their budgets and plan their finances in future years through a service level agreement. We are looking for a team-player who is able to take direction from the Traded Services Manager, whilst being able to manage their own workload. You will have a formal accountancy qualification (such as AAT), or equivalent financial knowledge gained through significant experience working as a finance specialist.
Above all you will have good interpersonal skills to develop sustainable and successful partnership working with all levels of school staff. Applications are welcome from people with experience from a range of backgrounds, not just local government.
Demonstrable experience in some of the following areas are required:
- Budget setting, budget monitoring and projections
- Schools' statutory guidance such as Scheme for Financing Schools and Schools Financial Value Standards
- Providing technical financial advice to schools
- Maintaining Finance systems
- Supporting financial decision-making
Applicants must be able to work in different locations throughout the borough.
Full time, part time and term time working will be considered to ensure the 1.7 full-time equivalent posts are filled.
This post is subject to Enhanced Child Level DBS check.
Interviews are planned for week commencing 13th December and will be virtual.
This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home. In future, the Council will be moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required.
Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.
It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council's Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances.
Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.
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