£22,233 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1YB. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception.
Please note this is a 12 month fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity.
24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
About the Role
Our purpose is to provide a high quality administration service in the most efficient and cost effective way, adapting quickly to meet the emerging needs of Children’s Service. We take care of things behind the scenes so that our social care practitioners can carry out their responsibilities to safeguard and support Surrey’s children and young people.
Our service is made up of many different functions, each one offering expert assistance, advice and support, each with their own business objectives, plans and service level agreements – for more information on these see the links to the right of our Home Page entitled ‘Who we are’. Our staff are dedicated to delivering the best possible service to all our customers and we regularly review our service – find out more.
Our purpose is to undertake the financial transactions within the Children’s service, ensuring that we are complying with statutory and auditory processes in a lean and efficient way.
The Finance Admin Team is responsible for the payment of all aspects of purchased goods and services for the Children’s service. It ensures that we are safe in relation to payments to third parties, agencies and clients and adheres to Surrey County Council invoicing processes, working directly with the social care teams and our corporate colleagues. The following links will give you an overview of the team and well as provide valuable information to assist you.
As the Finance Assistant you will provide co-ordinated and comprehensive financial support throughout the Directorate in accordance with the County and Directorate Financial Procedures.
You will support the budget planning and monitoring activities for the Directorate budget. You will work collaboratively with team members to provide a high quality and efficient finance service to support the overall aim to improve outcomes for children.
You will undertake routine financial functions, use SAP and assist in the accountancy cycle of budget monitoring and closure of accounts. You will play a key role in the provision of a high quality and responsive finance service to operational teams and front-line staff. Continuously applying improvements to increase customer satisfaction, you will work collaboratively to maintain a consistency of approach across the Directorate.
You will work together with the Finance Team Leader (FTL) to establish objectives and take responsibility for managing a workload, organising and prioritising work to meet strict financial deadlines. Regularly updating the FO on workload status and raising any potential problems in meeting deadlines. You will work as part of a team and build positive relationships with team members and practitioners.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
•Experience of working within a busy transactional finance team.
•An ability to problem solve, prioritise a workload, working unsupervised & across different software.
•Flexibility to multitask & still maintain a high standard of customer service.
•Sound financial & general office experience.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion contact Clare Feak on 01737 733 980.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 6th Jan 2019.
Interviews will take place on 10th January 2019 at Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1YB.
Values and Behaviours
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.
The values below will be crucial in delivering our corporate strategy, and are what we draw on to make a difference for Surrey residents.
- Listen - We actively listen to others and expect to be listened to.
- Responsibility - We take responsibility in all that we do at work.
- Trust - We work to inspire trust and we trust in others.
- Respect - We are supportive and inclusive and committed to learning from others.
Our behaviours are what people experience when they interact. They encompass how we do our work and how we treat other.
- Be customer focussed - We put the customer at the heart of our work and take responsibility to uphold the customer promise in all that we do.
- Work as one team - We collaborate with and involve our partners, customers and colleagues, and build strong and lasting relationships based on listening, trust and mutual respect.
- Make things happen - We plan and deliver our work on time and effectively, making sure we understand the needs and priorities and considering all our options and risks.
- Communicate with purpose - We communicate clearly to all our stakeholders, making sure that we listen, understand and inform in the process.
- Be the best we can be - We embrace the need for change and innovation, taking responsibility to improve our services and processes in the right way.
- Develop ourselves and others - We learn continually, we seek feedback about our own performance and support others to learn.
How to apply
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