Finance Business Analyst

6 days left

Truro, Cornwall
£38,978 - £46,845
19 Feb 2021
08 Mar 2021
Local council
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking to appoint a permanent Finance Business Analyst within the Council's Finance Service. This role will predominantly support our Corporate Finance Team but may be required at times to operate within other teams within the Service.

The role will initially be focussed on the Council's management and monitoring of expenditure and funding relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular by providing the necessary financial information and advice to Senior Managers in order to maintain budgetary control within the organisation. It will also be responsible for the completion and submission of regular returns to Government and other bodies.

Working to the Corporate Finance Manager, the role will also be expected to provide key financial support in respect of the Council's annual budget setting process, linking closely with the Head of Financial Strategy & Insight and Strategic Finance Managers to ensure a co-ordinated approach to the delivery of the budget and the Council's strategic and operational decision making.

This role will need to identify and assess the impact on the Council of central government and ministerial announcements, changes in the economy and the market, and changes in demand and demographic factors. This will need to include full financial analysis, supporting analysis, commentary and recommendations that take into account the impact across the whole organisation.

You will be CCAB Qualified, with significant experience in similar roles. In Finance we are dedicated to the training and development of our staff, with on the job training opportunities as well as opportunities for further professional development.

You must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of high level and detailed medium term financial planning and budgeting processes and be able to provide and enable financial advice in relation to financial standards, options appraisal, and financial modelling.

We have a number of flexible working arrangements at the Council and would consider full or part time applicants as part of this recruitment. 

Please view the role profile, your application will need to demonstrate how you meet the required criteria. Please ensure you answer all of the pre-screening questions in full, within the application form.

Fairness and inclusion are at the heart of our vision for Cornwall.  In order to best serve our communities, we are striving to achieve a diverse workforce that is inclusive of all backgrounds, cultures and identities; e.g. race, disability, sex, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, and we will assess applicants on their merits. 

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and following safer recruitment principles to help make sure our staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children, young people and adults at risk. It’s a vital part of creating a safe and positive environment and making a commitment to keeping all service users safe from harm.

Whilst the location/work-base for this role has been specified, the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working means that the role may require you to also work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.

Closing Date: 8th March 2021

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