Senior Finance Officer – Revenue

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Senior Finance Officer - Revenue
Interim Position

Norfolk 8346214568667

Posted: 30th August 2023 15:58
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  • Pay Rate:

    £23.53 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months


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Interim Senior Finance Officer - Revenue   

Reference no: Norfolk 8346214568667 

Pay Rate: £23.53 per hour PAYE 

35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 6 months  


To ensure the Council meets its statutory financial reporting requirements and to control and co-ordinate the completion within standards and timescales of government and other financial returns 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To control and co-ordinate the preparation of the statement of accounts for the County Council in accordance with legislation and proper accounting practices as set out in the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in Great Britain (the Code).   
  • To lead and manage the financial accounting (revenue) team including the oversight of general ledger and control accounts maintenance and reconciliation.   
  • To co-ordinate the completion of statutory returns, including direct responsibility for the completion of corporate returns and claims so that the Council can meet its statutory financial and related reporting obligations.   
  • To liaise with external auditors on relevant issues, principally the statement of accounts for the County Council (including Group accounts).   
  • To assist in the co-ordination and development of accounting functions and systems relevant to budget monitoring and accounts closure in order that the Council can demonstrate proper financial administration.      
  • To apply professional financial standards and Codes of Practice, and to promote and monitor adherence to ensure a high standard of stewardship of public monies can be demonstrated.   
  • To provide professional financial advice as required.  Consider new legislation, committee reports and changes to accounting practices and report on their implications.  Attend committee meetings and such other meetings as required.   
  • To undertake such other duties as are delegated or assigned, commensurate with the grade and level of duties of the post. 

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 



  • Qualified Accountant (CCAB)   



  • A detailed knowledge and understanding of professional and local government accounting codes and practices with the ability to interpret and disseminate detailed information to officers at all levels of the Council.   
  • A detailed knowledge and use of advanced functions of Microsoft Excel and Word, in order to analyse and present complex financial information. 
  • An in depth understanding and a sound operating knowledge of large corporate/complex financial systems 



  • At least three years relevant post qualification experience (inc local government experience, evidence of managerial and professional development).  
  • Experience of planning complex accounting processes, such as the year end accounts, so that the processes can be coordinated and completed in time to comply with statutory deadlines and conform to current external audit requirements.  
  • Experience in working to challenging and strict time constraints to achieve tight statutory legal deadlines. 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Excellent oral and written skills, able to communicate at all levels within the Council (up to Chief Officer and, occasionally, member level) to shape policy, decisions and new ways of working required to meet the requirements of the job 
  • The ability to plan and prioritise effectively, ensuring that both corporate and service requirements and all statutory deadlines are met at the highest possible standard.  
  • The ability to demonstrate sound financial judgment, knowing when important financial matters and issues need to be referred to management. 



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Senior Finance Officer - Revenue
Client Category: Local Authority

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