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Principal Finance Officer (Finance Business Partnering, Housing)

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Riverside House/ Hybrid, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Salary: £44,428 - £47,420 (Pay award pending)
Closing date
4 Aug 2024

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Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Directorate: Finance & Customer Services

Principal Finance Officer (Finance Business Partnering, Housing)

Salary: £44,428 - £47,420 (Pay award pending)

Location: Riverside House/ Hybrid, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Permanent, Full time, 37 hours per week  

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has made rapid and significant progress on its improvement journey and it is an exciting time to join Rotherham. Rotherham is ideally located with excellent road and rail links and is ideally placed near the scenic countryside of the Peak District.

We offer an excellent pay and benefits package which includes membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, as well as a range of health and wellbeing and other benefits. This makes working for us an attractive proposition. If you have the ambition to make a real difference and are committed to delivering an excellent service for our residents, we welcome your application.

As a result of internal promotion of the previous postholder, we are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative finance professional to join the Adults, Public Health & Housing Finance Team.  The role will provide finance business partnering support to stakeholders in the Housing Service and to Finance team members.

A proven track record of understanding and presenting complex financial information to managers and staff is essential.  You will have substantial experience of working in a finance or audit role including operating or auditing computerised or manual financial systems. You will have excellent staff management experience.  Specific work areas include budget setting and budget monitoring, business planning, final accounts close-down and support and technical advice to budget holders.

Please view the Job/Person profile for a full description of the role and person specification.  Please note we will shortlist according to the shortlisting and interview criteria from the job profile.

If you are an ambitious CCAB/CIMA qualified accountant looking for a career enhancing opportunity to make a genuine difference, then we would love to hear from you. Applications from part-qualified CCAB/CIMA accountants who are working towards gaining the qualification will be considered.

If you would like more information about this position or an informal chat, please contact Kath Andrews, Finance Manager Housing, 01709 255987


or Gioia Morrison (Head of Finance – Adults, Public Health & Housing),


To apply click on the 'apply button'


This post will have access to the Public Services Network, if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at the Basic level (unspent criminal convictions).    


Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. As a Disability Confident employer, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview. For further information, please visit our website.   


Until 31st March 2026 employees paid at Band D and above are subject to a temporary pay reduction of 1.15% spread out by means of a monthly deduction from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure, those who experience a pay reduction will be awarded three additional days leave (pro rata for part-time).


Closing date 4th August 2024


For more information about the above post and to apply online HERE






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