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Principal Finance Officer

Location: Lewes

Salary/Rate: £33,000 per annum

Type: Permanent

Closing Date:

Job Reference: 4079956

Principal Finance Officer, Hybrid

Your new company

Hays are delighted to be partnering with East Sussex County Council a forward-thinking council that feel it is important to trust and empower their staff to use their judgement. They strive for equality of opportunity in all aspects of work. One of the key elements of working for East Sussex County Council is the knowledge that you are working to help others and the real sense of achievement and purpose that brings. East Sussex County Council delivers a wide range of services to residents, business, and visitors in East Sussex, including, including keeping vulnerable children safe, ensuring well-maintained transport networks, invigorating local business and helping the elderly to thrive. They are also one of the largest employers in the county.

Your new role

In your new role you will be responsible for delivering an effective finance business partnering service to budget managers by providing high quality financial information, challenge and support. You will prepare annual revenue and capital forecasts, in consultation and partnership with budget holders, ensuring they are in line with corporate procedures, timescales and financial regulations.

You will contribute to the development of services, policies and procedures and ensure that good financial practice is promoted to maintain quality standards and best value. You will also be responsible for assisting the closure of accounts, in accordance with statutory requirements and accounting standards and preparing supporting working papers. You will deputise for senior staff when required at departmental, corporate and inter-agency meetings and provide support to Senior Finance Officers.

What you'll need to succeed

You need to be qualified to Accounting Technician (level 4) or equivalent and have good knowledge, experience and understanding of Finance. You need to have knowledge of SAP Finance or similar IT Finance package/ Enterprise Resource Planning software and a good level of Microsoft Excel and other applications such as, Word, Outlook and Teams. To be successful in this role you will have both attention to detail and have excellent business partnering skills including proven communication, customer service, negotiation and influencing abilities. You will also need to be able to organise and prioritise work effectively, manage conflicting demands to meet deadlines, maintain high standards and complete tasks with the minimum of supervision.

What you'll get in return

This role is currently 100% remote, but the team will move to a hybrid model with at least 2 days each week based in the office in Lewes and for the remainder of the week you can work flexibly. You be given full training support throughout your career with ESCC. The salary is up to £33,000 with excellent benefits including a generous pension which is the Local Government Pension Scheme and access to healthcare provider schemes; to know more about the amazing benefits please click here [https://webmicrosites.hays.co.uk/web/east-sussex-county-council/benefits].

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now 01293 220402. Alternatively, you can send me your CV on Shanaya.Joseph@Hays.Com [mailto:Shanaya.Joseph@Hays.Com] If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

Contact: Shanaya Joseph

Office: Regus Serviced offices - 3rd Floor,, The Pinnacle, Station Way

Phone: 01293220402

Email: shanaya.joseph@hays.com

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