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Finance Assistant Children’s Commissioning

Job Reference Ref/9470/4318

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Number of Positions:
2
Contract Type:
Full Time
Contract Details:
1 x Permanent Post and 1 x Fixed Term Contract (12 months)
Salary Range :
£24294 - £25979
Working Hours:
37
Location:
Huntingdon / Hybrid / Working from Home
Closing Date:
22/05/2024
Job Category:
Administration
Organisation:
Cambridgeshire County Council

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About the role

Cambridgeshire County Council is looking for two Finance Assistants. We have one permanent position available and one position available on a 12 month Fixed Term basis. 

Join our dedicated team in Children's Commissioning, where your financial expertise will directly contribute to shaping the future of children's services. In this vital role, you will have the unique opportunity to blend your financial acumen with a passion for social impact, ensuring that every decision and investment made supports the wellbeing and development of children in our community.

Be part of a mission-driven organization where your work not only drives economic efficiency but also makes a lasting difference in young lives.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact our Finance Manager  manju.mathew@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

What will you be doing?

You will provide effective and accurate payment of c£33 million of Childrens’ Commissioning transactions, ensuring that Providers are accurately paid and agencies invoiced. You will assist with the monitoring of budgets in accordance with Council financial processes, systems and instructions and complete regular integrity checks to ensure that all payments made are correct.

If you are a highly motivated, proactive and innovative finance professional with a proven track record of delivery, apply today!

For more information, please read the attached job description and person specification. 

About you

  • You will have previous finance work experience.
  • You will have previously worked with finance systems and and kept accurate financial records. Knowledge of payment systems ERP and CONTROCC will be an advantage.
  • You will bring good IT skills to the role including Microsoft Excel, sufficient for accurate data inputting and effective record management.
  • You will have good interpersonal and customer care skills and the ability to proactively deal with and resolve provider queries regarding payments.
  • You will have the ability to maintain good working relationships with colleagues, other teams, and partners.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion. 

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council/jobs-and-careers

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