About the role
The Finance Team in Cambridgeshire is well regarded and is a key support service that helps the smooth running of the Council and ensures value for money for local taxpayers. All council services have support provided by the finance team, and centrally we have people who consolidate reporting across the council and provide oversight and control of the whole organisation.
This post will be providing that central oversight and control, focussing mainly on revenue budgets, working closely with other members of the finance team and finance leaders. The vacancy arises as the former post-holder has been promoted.
We work on a hybrid basis at Cambridgeshire, with teams coming into the office together two days per week, with the option to be home or office based for the rest of the week. Re-location support can be provided to eligible people who move to the local area for this role.
Interviews are expected to take place in week commencing 4 December 2023.
For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Ellie Tod at email@example.com
What will you be doing?
You will be responsible for pulling together revenue management accounts across the whole council, and will work alongside other colleagues to ensure regular financial management tasks are completed. You will also be responsible for regular central checks and reviews of in-year financial accounting will play a part in central financial support to council services.
You will be regularly working alongside other members of the finance team, and will liaise with others across the council. You will be leading on the production of the consolidated management accounts and covering reports that are presented to senior officers and to councillors on a regular basis.
We strive for continuing improvement and development of the support and challenge that we provide to the council, and so you will be involved in developing training and tools that can assist with better financial management.
We are looking to appoint a committed and self-motivated finance professional to enable the finance team to continue to provide comprehensive financial support to council services and to empower budget managers and other finance business partners.
You will be a fully qualified accountant, or a part-qualified accountant / qualified accounting technician with experience of management accounts, budget setting and financial reporting. You should have a track record of undertaking complex financial analysis and providing challenge to information provided by others, and be able to communicate information in an understandable manner. You will be able to translate complex financial or accounting concepts into plain English.
We are committed to professional development for all of our staff in the finance team, so don't be worried if you don't have direct local government experience, or aren't experienced in such a corporate role. This is an excellent opportunity for a finance professional who wants to be at the heart of financial decision making in a complex local authority.
We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:
- Flexible working
- Flexible Bank Holidays
- A comprehensive wellbeing package
- Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
- A comprehensive pension scheme.
- IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
- Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
- An employee recognition scheme
Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.
Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.
We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.
Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.