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Finance Business Partner - Remote Working

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/480/20113
  • Published: Wed 05/01/2022, 15:55 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 04/02/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 - £44,619 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

The starting salary for this role is £40,227 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week.

This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. We're less about you driving to work and more about us collectively driving down our carbon footprint. We care about how you work rather than where you work; the people rather than the postcode. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you. 

Surrey County Council is the largest employer in Surrey. Our organisation is split across a diverse range of directorates and services spanning the entire county. This Finance Business Partner role sits within the Finance Service but also works closely with colleagues in corporate support services (HR, Communications, Customer Services etc).

This position will work across a number directorates providing support to a diverse set of services. The role will include producing and presenting budget monitoring information to Senior Managers and providing insight, advice and support. There will also be the opportunity to get involved in project related work as part the transformation programmes the services are involved in.

The successful applicant will work as a finance business partner to:

  • Ensure the completion of the operational financial management cycle for elements of the corporate support services, including budgeting, closing, management reporting and monitoring, in accordance with County Council procedures and timetable.
  • Provide financial input, covering all aspects of financial advice, analysis and business case development to improvement projects, funding bids and service developments. Act as the finance lead for service projects and initiatives, with support and oversight from more senior finance colleagues.
  • Provide financial insight, advice and support to Senior Management within relevant services on financial issues to ensure effective decision making and management.
  • Undertake analysis that provides insight, analysis and challenge in respect of value for money.
  • Provide occasional training to budget holders and directorate finance staff on financial matters.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the finance function.

Key requirements of the role include:

  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualified or part-qualified Central Council of Accounting Bodies (CCAB), or equivalent qualification
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding public sector financial issues and accounting requirements
  • Proficiency in analysing and interpreting financial data, use of IT within a finance environment, and financial modelling techniques
  • Ability to work successfully in a professionally independent and autonomous manner, managing time effectively and adhering to deadlines

To be shortlisted to interview your CV and supporting statement should provide evidence, with examples where relevant, of the requirements detailed in the attached role profile and behaviours, skills & knowledge matrix.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

The job advert closes on 4th February 2022.

Interviews are planned for 21st February 2022.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Emily Kavanagh on emily.kavanagh@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit. 

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/480/20113
  • Published: Wed 05/01/2022, 15:55 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 04/02/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £40,227 - £44,619 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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