Do you have some experience as a system administrator, in application support, systems analyst, technical delivery or project management? Any one of these might make you a great candidate for joining this friendly, supportive and knowledgeable team, in an interesting but challenging role as Financial Systems Senior Finance Officer. Any financial or reporting systems skills or knowledge (Civica, Business Objects, Crystal or similar) would be an advantage, but don't let that put you off - if you have transferable skills, we'd love to hear from you.
Fixed term: until the end of June 2022.
Interview date: week commencing 7th February 2022.
About the role
Leading on the maintenance and development of the council’s primary financial and income management systems, you will become a subject matter expert in a number of areas and offer high-level support to colleagues in the team and to stakeholders across the council. You will participate in projects across the organisation, providing technical input & guidance towards best use of business and systems processes for new & existing workstreams, directing the work of the team to ensure systems are configured appropriately. The role is based within a dynamic team and will require attention to detail and a ‘can-do’ attitude. Excellent communication skills are a must. You’ll be supported by friendly, knowledgeable, and technical colleagues to be a success in the role.
The opportunity is on a fixed term basis until the end of June 2022 so might be a great secondment opportunity, subject to your existing employers approval.
If this appeals to you, especially if you're from one of the under-represented groups mentioned below, please take a look in more detail at the job description and person specification and we hope you will apply. If successful, we'll arrange a virtual interview to look at your suitability further and for you to get a feel for the team and the work
This role is based: Bartholomew House, Brighton. Due to the ongoing advice from Government, a large number of staff are home working. There is an expectation that you will need to attend the office for work during the contractual period.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Remote working with occasional attendance in the office – There is the option for the suitable candidate to choose to work mostly from home. Attendance at the office with reasonable notice would be required on occasion. This notice would be subject to local team and service working arrangements. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
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