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Finance Analyst

Surrey County Council
Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Data Analyst
Contract Type
Full Time
This role has a starting salary of £35,730 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week.

This is a fixed-term contract opportunity ending 31st March 2025.

We are excited to be hiring a new Finance Analyst to join our fantastic team which is based in Quadrant Court, Woking.

Are you highly motivated, driven and ready for a challenge?

Can you analyse and interpret complex financial information and share this in a way that others can understand?

If so, this may be the role for you.

Rewards and Benefits
  • 26 days' holiday (prorated for part time staff), rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
  • Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
  • An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
  • Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
  • Paternity, adoption and dependents leave
  • A generous local government salary related pension
  • Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
  • 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
  • Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources

About the Team

We are looking for a Finance Analyst to work closely with the Inclusion and Additional Needs (IAN) team to monitor, record and report upon the expenditure against budgets. You will also maintain accurate records on the financial impact of the IAN team's work activities, in particular, the work on the Coming Home Project. As well as this, you will ensure the effective tracking and monitoring of expenditure and savings within the Individual Pupil Support Budget (IPSB) and other budgets.

About the Role

The post holder will work with the Coming Home, Commissioning and SEND Managers to deliver clear and insightful reporting and analysis of expenditure throughout the planning and reporting cycle. This role will be a key point of contact for the wider finance team. You will take information from SEN Finance, adapting it for the services and working with Corporate Finance to gather the data.

Shortlisting Criteria

To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:

You will:
  • Be able to express opinions and information clearly, both verbally and in writing with knowledge of and proficiency in use of IT within a finance environment.
  • Be able to communicate financial insights and options effectively with a non-finance audience.
  • Be able to act as a partner in decision making, offering financial insight and a pro-active in-depth consideration of risk.
  • Be actively studying for Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or equivalent qualification.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of public sector financial issues and best practice.
  • Be able to work successfully in a professionally independent and autonomous manner.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26 May 2024. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

A Basic DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

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