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Finance Support Co-ordinator

About the role

Cambridgeshire County Council is looking for a full time Finance Support Coordinator, sitting within our Fostering Service. This role is critical in ensuring coordination of the fostering payments to our Foster Carers.

This is a great opportunity to further develop your career in finance as well as taking on a managerial role. The team has experienced and permanent Financial Assistants in post with established links to the service areas.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Stuart Stapleton - Acting Service Manager on stuart.stapleton@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

What will you be doing?

You will be responsible for

  • managing up to 3 Finance Assistants and ensuring policy and process is followed
  • monitoring budgets and ensuring payments are made accurately and promptly
  • resolving complex queries with invoices and other payments
  • ensuring accurate budget reconciliation
  • ensuring effective debt management processes are in place and providing support to budget holders

Please refer to the Job description for further details.

 

If you have financial experience and want to support the positive work that the Council does in supporting children and young people, we are keen to hear from you.

About you

We are looking for a self motivated, organised and flexible individual with the ability to manage a small team of finance assistants alongside the operational duties and oversight of the finance tasks.

We are keen to support your development within the role and you will have access to apprenticeships and other training opportunities as well as monthly supervision.

Please see the Job Description for the list of essential and desirable skills and experience needed for the role.

The successful applicant will be expected to work in a hybrid way, with both office based work in Huntingdon and days working from home.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees, the organisation and the communities we serve. 

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Our benefits

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

About us

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 firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

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. 

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers

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