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Business Officer - Finance

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Cambridgeshire County Council
£20,092 - £21,748
Fixed Term
Scott House, Huntingdon
Closing date:
08 October 2021 at midday
We currently have a two year fixed term vacancy for the role of Business Officer in the Finance section of the Statutory Assessment Business Support Team (30 – 37 hours per week). This position will be based at Scott House, Huntingdon – although currently the team is working from home.

The role will support the service with maintaining accurate budget commitment records using Excel, supporting monthly reporting to our finance partners who inform the Head of Service of the financial position, working with and reconciling monthly budget reports in ERP Gold to enable general ledgers to be kept up to date, processing and payment of High Needs Block funding.

The successful candidate must have a good working knowledge of Windows & Microsoft packages (including Word, Excel and Outlook) and experience of using databases. The role involves inputting data into computer systems, dealing with both computer and paper-based documents, answering the telephone and taking messages, supporting colleagues with tasks such as collating data and producing reports.

To be successful in this role you will need to be self-motivated, organised and flexible, with the ability to manage your own workload, prioritise and forward plan. You will have excellent interpersonal skills combined with the ability to represent the service in a positive and professional manner, including communicating with a wide range of internal and external customers.

You must be reliable, have a polite manner and a friendly approach to help you get on with people at all levels. You must be keen to learn and work to agreed targets. You will need to be a good team worker but also have the ability to work on your own initiative when required and be able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines. You must have strong problem solving skills and the ability to take a hands-on role and work independently. The successful candidate will also have proven experience & understanding of working with GDPR regulations.

Experience of financial processes is essential.

We offer:
• A competitive salary
• Excellent index-linked, defined benefit pension scheme including life assurance benefits
• Outstanding occupational, sick, maternity/paternity and shared parental leave schemes – well above the statutory minimum
• Generous annual leave entitlement increasing with length of service and the ability to buy more
• Training and development

(N.B. Due to COVID-19, whilst the position is based at Scott House you may initially be working at home. When it is necessary to attend the office, strict social distancing guidelines will be adhered to. Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams)

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities.

Interviews will be held on 20 October 2021

For further information please contact

Teresa Wallis – Finance Manager

Alison Macdonald – Senior Business Officer


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