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Senior Finance Assistant RR5057845

£11.98 per hour | Chester | Full Time 37 Temporary 2 months
Ref: RR5057845
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Vacancy Details:




Provide under the direction of senior managers, financial and performance support in respect of specified service or corporate activities, in order to facilitate effective operation of business systems and efficient management of resources.






Support the budget setting process and advise managers on the preparation of service revenue budgets and capital programmes, in order to meet the requirements of the Council’s Financial Standing Orders and Regulations.




Analyse and review financial and performance information with service managers, in order to ensure decisions are taken with full knowledge of the resource implications.




Interpret with budget managers, performance against targets and advise on appropriate remedial action.




Maintain and report on financial and/or systems and procedures in order to minimise the risks of inefficiency, error or loss and to ensure the final accounts, grant claims and returns are compiled on an accurate and timely basis.




Undertake, under the direction of senior managers, projects to ensure that inefficiencies, underperformance and budget variance are investigated and reported.




Advise on systems and procedures in order to ensure compliance with agreed financial policies of the Council.




Supervise the work of junior staff within the team, and other staff allocated from time to time, to ensure that tasks are carried out accurately and on a timely basis.



Undertake coaching and specific technical training within the Team, to ensure that best practice standards and approaches are appropriately applied.





Notwithstanding the detail in this job description, in accordance with the Council’s Flexibility Policy the job holder will undertake such work as may be determined by the Director/ Manager from time to time, up to or at a level consistent with the Principal Responsibilities of the job and in any location within the area of Cheshire West & Chester.




AAT Qualified


Relevant Business/Performance Qualification





Proven track record of conscientious application and technical reliability


Post-qualification experience


Job Related Knowledge


Sound working knowledge of Council financial and performance practices and procedures


Detailed working knowledge and practical expertise in the use of PC and mainframe systems


Rounded, financial background, variety of experience across accounting and performance disciplines


Ability to analyse and present financial and performance data, statistics and trends in a meaningful way


Good diagnostic skills and practical problem solving abilities.


Skills and Aptitudes

Ability to work accurately and methodically, with attention to detail


Ability to communicate effectively


Initiative, enthusiasm and commitment


Ability to work to tight deadlines with the minimum of supervision


Good oral and written communication skills


Ability to supervise and motivate staff

Ability to plan and prioritise competing workload demands.



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