An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Information Officer to join a dynamic and motivated Accountancy team on a permanent basis, helping Staffordshire to face the issues currently challenging local government. The post can be hybrid working (working from home and office based in Staffordshire Place 1, Stafford).
Our Accountancy Division provides a range of services with the aim of providing strategic financial advice, securing the stewardship of assets, supporting effective decision making and enabling good financial management.
The post sits in part of a friendly and approachable team within the Decision Making Support Unit.
The main responsibilities for this role will be:
- Preparing budget estimates (using simple tools, e.g. salary modeller) to support Corporate Finance and Decision Making Support Partners.
- Assist in maintaining financial system processes, coding hierarchies and control arrangements to provide accurate budget records.
- Process accruals, prepayments, advances, transfers to/from reserves and provisions in the authority's financial system.
- Monitor the integrity of budget records to ensure accurate reporting of spending.
The Ideal Candidate
Applicants should be AAT qualified with a minimum of two years experience working in a financial environment (candidates without the AAT qualification who can demonstrate relevant experience will be considered).
The successful candidates will be practiced in the production of accurate financial information and will have a good understanding of business processes and controls.
Applicants must have good numeric and literacy skills, be effective in their use of spreadsheet and word-processing tools and capable of retrieving and manipulating information for the production of reports.
The role requires the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues across disciplines and to work flexibly and creatively to meet changing priorities.
For more information about the role or an informal discussion, please contact Zoe Dawson, Accountant at: email@example.com
About Staffordshire County Council
We are no ordinary county council:
The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.
Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:
We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.
We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too.
We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.
In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire
Our recruitment process:
As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities
As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post.