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Business Advisor

Lichfield District Council
£36,648 - £40,221
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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We’re Lichfield District Council.   A local authority in the Heart of England that provides local services to over 100,000 residents.  Our District is a beautiful place to live and work, with its historic city centre which has the impressive Lichfield Cathedral and is the birthplace of Samuel Johnson. 

Our organisation is ambitious, innovative, and highly driven to be the best in all that we do.  We want to further this growth potential in all key areas of the business by hiring great people.  In return, we can build stronger foundations, provide quality services, and help support our company objectives longer term.



Lichfield District Council has an opening for a Business Advisor within their Finance team.  The team performs a key role in supporting the Council’s front-line services and delivering great services to the residents of Lichfield District.  

Working under the Senior Business Advisor, the Post will involve a high degree of contact with Budget Holders and Directors, focusing on supporting them in all aspects of their finances, including monitoring, forecasting, assisting in financial business cases, and advising on the financial procedure rules.  



  • Monitoring of Revenue budgets, including the preparation of reports and analysis.
  • Liaising with budget holders, leadership team, internal staff, and suppliers.
  • Preparation of Revenue estimates.
  • Provision of advice to budget holders within the designated area of responsibility.
  • Production of Final Accounts.
  • Liaison with External Audit.
  • Assisting with the assessment of the implications of new accounting guidance and legislation on the Council.
  • Deputise in the absence of the Senior Business Advisor.


  • Either AAT or part CCAB Qualified.
  • Knowledge of local government accounting framework.
  • Considerable experience in a local authority accounting environment.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of staff, and the ability to establish professional and constructive working relationships.
  • Ability to develop financial procedures including budgetary controls and financial planning.
  • Be a strong team player.
  • Proactive and calm under pressure.
  • Analysis and strong problem-solving ability.
  • Contribute to the management and motivation of staff within the Finance Team. 
  • Contribute to looking at new ways of working to create streamlined and efficient processes.


  • Friendly and supportive environment underpinned by our values.
  • Hybrid working including flexibility around working patterns.
  • Local government pension. With the scheme you get Life cover – 3 times your salary as a lump sum if you die in service.
  • Generous annual leave.
  • Private Health care
  • Free onsite Parking
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Fantastic modern offices with complementary refreshments.
  • Plus, more. 


All offers of employment are conditional offer subject to satisfactory clearances which include: -

  • Two satisfactory references covering the last 3 years of employment.
  • Evidence of your right to work in the United Kingdom; and
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if applicable



To be considered for this exciting new opportunity, please send your CV and Supporting statement to

If you need any support with completing your application, or any part of the recruitment process, please contact so that we can discuss reasonable adjustments.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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Working for us

We serve a population of around 100,000 residents within Lichfield and the district. Lichfield itself is a small cathedral city located 20 miles just north of Birmingham.

We are one of the district’s largest employers and offer a range of fulfilling job opportunities. Our team is at the very heart of our council - everyone, whatever their role, contributes to delivering great services to our local community. We are committed to equality and diversity, and work to ensure that our workplaces and our services are accessible to all. To see our full range of services , visit  and search careers for more information on how we work together to make Lichfield a great place to live and work.

We very much hope that you will want to become part of our team as we move forward and modernise our services.

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01543 308000
Lichfield District Council
Frog Lane
WS13 6YU

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