Devon County Council - Finance Systems Officer

£27,905 - £31,371
15 Jul 2019
02 Aug 2019
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Are you an ambitious and exciting Finance Professional seeking a new opportunity?

Devon County Council is based in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Whether you like the sea, the countryside or the city, Devon is the place for you. We have a modern and vibrant workplace with flexible working opportunities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic finance professional to join our Education and Learning Finance Team as a Finance Systems Officer. Reporting directly to the Senior Accountant (Schools), you will line manage a small team and be a key point of contact for school business managers and administrators.

The post will be pivotal in the design, development and maintenance of the bespoke systems and processes that are fundamental to the way we communicate and transfer data to over 360 schools and academies. You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Schools Finance web pages and the Education and Learning blog.

You will lead on modelling and maintaining the Schools Mutual Fund, implementing enhancements to take account of accountancy and policy changes within databases and the completion and submission of Trust accounts.

We are looking for a finance professional who is an effective communicator with first class interpersonal skills. Excellent IT skills are fundamental to support and develop the financial systems and processes within the service, along with a good knowledge of SharePoint and Office 365. A sound understanding of accounting principles is essential, as is the ability to organise and prioritise often conflicting workloads to achieve deadlines and other key outputs accurately and on time.

Devon is an ACCA approved employer, CIMA premier partner and a CIPFA platinum accredited employer. We will support your professional studies and continuing professional development within a challenging but supportive environment.

For an informal discussion please contact Adrian Fox, Head Accountant, or Daniel Causon, Schools Accounting Systems Officer on 01392 383000.

For further details and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button to be redirected to our website then search using reference REC/19/05239.

This role requires a DBS disclosure. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Closing date: 02/08/19.

Interview date: 13/08/19.