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£26,999 - £30,507 pa
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Any location within North Tyneside
North Tyneside Council’s Finance team is seeking an ambitious, professional and dynamic finance officer to support its Strategic Finance team, reporting to the Finance Manager. It is a permanent, full-time (37 hours per week) position working at the heart of the Council.
As a minimum, applicants must be either AAT-qualified or part-qualified accountants with excellent communication skills, strong analytical skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Candidates should also have strong Excel skills, experience of dealing with customers and an understanding of local government finance. A good understanding of the issues facing local government, knowledge of general ledger systems (Oracle in particular) and experience of projects would also be desirable but are not essential.
The finance officer will undertake a variety of general duties within the team, but the role will primarily focus on supporting the Authority’s trading companies, whose activities include commercial property construction / renovation and the purchase of affordable homes for rental. The role will support their day-to-day operational activities (with a wide variety of duties including financial monitoring and supporting the Finance Manager in the preparation of VAT returns / financial statements / Board reports / budgets, and the provision of general financial support to the Board), as well as to assist the team with more strategic planning duties (for example, long-term business planning). Due to the nature of the role, housing or private sector accounting experience is also welcomed.
This is an exciting opportunity and, if you have the right skills and experience, we would like to hear from you. For an informal discussion please contact Matt Calvert, Finance Manager, on 0191 643 7025 or e-mail email@example.com.
North Tyneside is a well-run organisation with a track record of delivering good-quality services while managing to balance its budget. The challenge for the future will be to continue to do so despite reduced government funding and increasing demands.
The Authority has a clear strategic direction and is responding to the financial challenges though the delivery of our “Creating a Brighter Future” change programme. The overall programme looks to support our residents helping themselves and ensuring that people want to live, work and visit North Tyneside.
The borough of North Tyneside is rich and diverse in natural beauty and heritage and is conveniently served by major transport links, including Newcastle International Airport, a regional rail station and an international ferry terminal.
North Tyneside 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.
In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.