Finance Officer

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Grade 6 (£30,825 to £34,834)
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Job Type
Full Time

You'll be calculating the Council Tax, and drafting our annual revenue budget for approval by Council.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and positive individual to work as Finance Officer in the part of our team responsible for the administration of the Collection Fund. The Collection Fund is a statutory account that manages the financial impacts of the Business Rates and the Council Tax collected in the city.

It is a critical part of any local authority and currently provides over 90% of the net revenue funding for the Council.

  • We would welcome a collaborative thinker, excellent communicator and someone that is keen to develop skills across a broad section of the service.  You should be able to demonstrate a clear attention to detail, have an inquisitive mind, be a problem solver and balance with a commitment to effective service delivery.
  • We would welcome a person that is full AAT / part qualified CCAB or has other relevant technical qualification or can demonstrate relevant equivalent experience.
  • We currently operate a hybrid working pattern

For this role you will need a range of skills and experience, and including:

  • The ability to extract, analyse and reconcile
  • The ability to identify and analyse variances and investigate to ensure the robust financial position of Council is maintained.
  • To be able to respond to queries from a range of sources (senior management, members of the public, FOIs, auditors) with clarity, accuracy, and professionalism/relevance.
  • Assisting the main Collection Fund lead with analysis of elements of the service to assist with queries and budgeting.
  • The ability to challenge existing procedures to ensure that they stay up to date, relevant and fit for purpose.
  • The ability to prioritise their workload
  • Experience of dealing with internal & external customers via all available communication channels and,
  • Educated to GCSE grade 4 and above (including Maths and English) or equivalent level of experiential learning

Please read the job description and person specification carefully before completing an application and submit prior to the closing date. For further information about the role, you may contact or .

It is an exciting time to join us, and we welcome your application.

We are investing in our workforce and are promoting opportunities to our under-represented groups. We value equality, diversity and inclusion and are focused on increasing the diversity of our workforce, particularly the number of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Disabled and LGBTQ+ people, so that our teams reflect the communities in the city we serve. We are also supporting staff with unpaid caring responsibilities to work flexibly.

Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

If you are appointed to this role, your starting salary will be at the bottom of the grade. If you provide payslip evidence that your basic pay is greater than the bottom of the grade, we will consider starting you at the point of minimum advantage within the grade.

Full-time employees work 37 hours for 52 weeks of the year and we offer a generous holiday entitlement. We are open to discussions about a wide range of flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the Council, including reduced hour contracts, working part time or as a job share.

We hope to arrange interviews during June so it would helpful if you ensure you provide availability details on your application form where indicated.

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This role expires 21/06/2024.
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