Finance Support Officer

Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL
£17,391 - £18,672 per annum
08 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

*** Please note that this vacancy is subject to restrictions i.e. to minimise compulsory redundancies, applications from existing employees (directly employed by Warwickshire County Council) will be considered and processed prior to any applications from external candidates. It is stressed that you should still apply as normal, since if we are unable to find a suitable internal candidate we will then look at the other applications we have received. Please also note subject to restrictions we cannot guarantee the vacancy will be offered to external candidates on a permanent basis, the duration of the fixed term contract will be discussed with shortlisted external candidates where required.***

WES Education Finance is a Finance Management Support Service that offers a range of finance support packages and training to Schools and academies across Warwickshire and neighbouring authorities. We have an excellent service that is well respected by our customers and we are looking for a Trainee Finance Officer to join the team and to contribute toward the excellent business support service delivered daily.

The Role

To provide a business support service to schools and academies in the day to day operation of their financial systems, including delivering termly finance visits, covering for absence and long term sickness, supporting Finance Officers in preparing files before a visit, helping schools to set up correct financial procedures, providing a telephone support service to schools on queries regarding their finance systems and to process invoices onto the Corporate Finance System.

Key Requirements

To be successful in this role it is important that you are self motivated, flexible and can cope well under pressure. It is important that you have strong communication skills and the ability to develop and build relationships both with the schools & academies that you support, and also your peers. You will need to be a quick learner and learn a variety of systems to enable you to be effective in your role. We are a fully traded service so it is important to understand the significance of customer relationships and business opportunities as they arise. 

For further information please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Additional Information & How to Apply

If you believe you have the drive and determination to be successful in this role, please contact Alistair Baker, tel: 01926 418144 or Yvonne Staniforth, tel:01926 412730 for an initial 

Closing Date: 15th October 2018

Interview Date: 22nd October 2018

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Rewards & Benefits of working for Warwickshire

It really is true that every single job role here at Warwickshire County Council contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our County; we want to do this for our employees, too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours, technology to support remote working (such as light laptops and phones where the role allows).

Time to recharge is so important; we provide a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. You get all Bank and public holidays off, plus all staff are given an extra day of holiday over Christmas.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, a host of enhanced family friendly policies and some of the very best Learning and Development training courses to support your ongoing development.

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Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification

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