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Finance Officer (2 Posts)

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County Hall, Matlock
Salary details
Grade 10 £31,109 - £34,314 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
04 June 2023
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Client Financial Services is looking to recruit an individual with substantial experience of managing a complex finance function to the post of Finance Officer.  Applicants should have an in depth understanding of Care Act legislation in relation to Adult Social Care funding and charging and be able to support the development of robust financial policies.

The Finance Officer will have the ability to establish and maintain close relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

You will use your relationships and skills in supporting efficient and creative solutions to maximise income collection.

Candidates should have good ICT skills and the proven ability to use their initiative and judgement to resolve problems.  Applicants must be customer focused and effective communicators who are able to provide information and advice to the public and colleagues within the Council. Good literacy and numerical skills, the ability to analyse financial information and to process that data quickly and accurately are essential. 

Applicants should be able to demonstrate an excellent track record in their ability to support and manage others and develop professional autonomy and accountability. You will be responsible for the management of performance including delivering on outcomes identified within council and departmental plans.

We are looking for individuals who are motivated, enthusiastic and who embrace ongoing improvement and development as there will be significant system, business, and cultural changes to support. This post will develop these in relation to various IT systems for the collection and manipulation of financial information from clients, the maintenance and development of successful charging regimes and anticipated changes to the Care Act.

Posts will be based at County Hall but post holders will be required to work flexibly which may involve working from home as well as in the office.

At Derbyshire County Council we believe that hard work and commitment should be rewarded, and we offer:

  • Flexible working hours
  • 27 days annual leave per year (rising to 32 after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Guaranteed incremental pay increases
  • Training and development opportunities to help you achieve your goals
  • Some remote working, in accordance with the Council's Modern Ways of Working Policy
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Discounts at selected leisure centres
  • Comprehensive Wellbeing Package including free eye test, physiotherapy and counselling services

Provisional Interview Date: week commencing 12 June 2023

If you would like an informal chat about the role please contact Ben Marsh on 01629 532032 or Ben.Marsh@derbyshire.gov.uk

Due to this post having administrative privileges within the Council’s IT systems, and in order to comply with the Public Services Network requirements, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Basic criminal record check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.