Senior Finance Technician

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

An opening is available for a Senior Finance Technician in the Schools Finance Team.  This is a full time, permanent position working 37 hours a week.  Based in Lincoln and offering a salary of £25,295 - £27,905.

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G7: 25,295 - 27,905
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About the role:

You will primarily be responsible for providing advice, help and support to individual schools, including Head Teachers on a range of financial matters including budget setting, budget monitoring, closure of accounts and year end support, compliance with financial policy and statutory returns.

You will lead on the management of LCC's sickness absence insurance scheme for schools and deliver financial training to schools.

Also, as a member of the wider Financial Strategy team you may also be required to provide support for the specialist areas of treasury management, VAT, and the use of the Council's general ledger (Business World).

You will have line management for one member of staff and have oversight of the Schools Finance Team Helpdesk.

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

About you:

Are you a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (or equivalent)?

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 and practice.

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 comprehensive benefits package which offers valuable discounts, salary-sacrifice schemes and areas of professional support and development.

The interviews for this post are anticipated to take place on 14/10/2019; however this may be subject to change.

If you feel that you fit the criteria above please apply now and we look forward to receiving your application.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lizzie Bowes on 01522 554905 or Shaun Brown on 01522 554927.

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 'Silver Medallist' 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.

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