Specialist - Finance (Level 2)
Offering flexible new ways of agile working with the Council Offices based at Princes Road, Maldon available as required.
Do you relish the opportunity to work in a District Council that is transformative in the way it delivers services, has a reputation of being a great place to work and offers flexible new ways of working?
About this role
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative finance officer to help contribute to the Council’s Finance work. You will be key member of the Finance Specialist Team. As part of a small team you will be part of assisting with all tasks required to manage the finances of the Council and make a positive contribution to the delivery of our Medium-Term Financial Plan. This key role will give the right candidate the opportunity to get invaluable experience across a range of key areas within a local Council.
We are looking for someone who is experienced in local finances, flexible, resilient, with good communication skills and is able to work to their own initiative. You will need to be able to work under pressure to achieve tight deadlines and to make a real positive contribution to the overall work of the Resources Team.
A key part of the role will be Finance Business Partnering and being responsible for Collection Fund accounting.
To deliver this role you will be a full or part-qualified accountant and have a good in-depth knowledge, understanding and experience of local government finance. You will fully understand the complexities of local government and the changing and challenging environment within which we work and be able to contribute positively to helping the Council successfully deliver its goals.
If you believe you have the qualities that we need to take us forward, we would like to hear from you.
In return we are offering an attractive salary package with local government benefits, along with the opportunity to live and work in a beautiful rural district but with easy access to London.
For an informal discussion about this position
For further information about the role, please contact Annette Cardy, Resources Specialist Services manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or download and read the job description.
Complete the application form online. CVs will not be accepted.
Please note: All interview notifications will be sent via e-mail. Please ensure you provide an e-mail address so that we can make contact with you.
It is Council policy not to respond to applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview. Therefore should you not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.
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In addition to a competitive salary you will be entitled to participate in the Local Government Pension Scheme, cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car lease scheme and will benefit from free parking. You will also be entitled to discounted local gym membership and payment of one annual professional fee (if applicable). You will also have access to a range of work/life balance policies.
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We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, culture and experience. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, sex, disability, marital status and other protected characteristics.