Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 14 August 2022
For an informal discussion, please contact Haley Woollard - Principal Accountant (Treasury & Taxation) on 01273 291246.
About the role
About the Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Finance Manager (Taxation) to join our team. Based at East Sussex County Council in Lewes, this role forms part of an integrated service delivering a comprehensive treasury management and taxation service across East Sussex County Council, Surrey County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council under a shared arrangement.
You will lead on delivering an excellent taxation service to a diverse range of organisations including the partner authorities and other external partner organisations, with a primary focus on VAT. You will be responsible for providing accurate and clear VAT advice to services, liaising with our tax advisers for more complex matters. You will manage a small team to ensure all organisations meet their statutory requirements around VAT and other taxes.
To be successful, you will ideally have a sound working knowledge of VAT within Local Government. However. we are open to applications from candidates with more limited experience with the right skill set and are willing to commit to specialist training. You will need to have strong organisational skills and an eye for technical detail alongside the ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships, and be able to lead a small team to deliver a comprehensive service.
Rewards and benefits
As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.
Including 23 to 26 days annual leave (depending on your years of service), you will have access to a full list of the benefits offered to you as an East Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Employee benefits page.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.