Finance Technician - Schools Finance Team

Do you have a knowledge and understanding of the principles of financial management and accounting? Do you possess good communication and ICT skills? If so, Lincolnshire County Council has the role for you.

We are seeking to appoint one Finance Technician in Schools Finance.

Finance Technician

Grade 5: £20,903 - £23,541


37 hours a week




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Financial Strategy - Schools Finance Team
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G5: 20,903 - 23,541
20,903 - 23,541
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Politically Restricted Post
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About the role:

You will work in a busy team with multiple priorities with a need to work flexibly and be adaptable to change. You will provide a professional accountancy helpdesk facility (including telephone support) to Lincolnshire Schools, including the provision of advice and support to School Business Managers and Headteachers. This will include assistance with budget preparation and budget monitoring, closure of accounts, administration of the Sickness Insurance Scheme and processing of prime account returns.

If the idea of providing excellent financial support to schools appeals to you, and you have the statistical, analytical and financial skills detailed in the job description then this would be a great opportunity.

About you:

We are looking for someone who possesses good communication skills and is confident in supporting people at all levels of a large organisation. You will be competent in the use of excel and other IT applications and have a good knowledge of accounting principles including the principles of financial management and practice.

Association of Accounting Technicians (or equivalent) would be desirable or working towards this qualification.

If you have a keen attention to detail and are able to work on your own initiative then we would love to hear from you.

About us:

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes valuable discounts, salary-sacrifice schemes and opportunities for professional support and development. You will receive training on the Council's accounting system Business World.

At present this role will be home-based. You will receive all the equipment required to undertake the role safely and effectively, in addition to support from the wider team.

The interviews will be undertaken virtually via Microsoft Teams on 4 February 2021, however this date may be subject to change.

If you feel that you fit the criteria above please read the supporting documents carefully and apply now! We look forward to receiving your application.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lizzie Bowes at Shaun Brown at or Teresa Rowson at  to arrange an informal discussion.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check


All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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