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Finance recruitment

Welcome to Surrey's recruitment page for Finance. With change and transformation at the forefront of our agenda, it is now more important than ever that we recruit the right people for our roles. We're looking for finance professionals who are forward thinking and influential, and able to make a real impact. We invite you to read more about our opportunities below.

We would welcome both full-time and part-time applications!

Leigh Whitehouse, Executive Director of Resources

Ready for a new challenge?

It's a great time to join us; with a new Community Vision for Surrey and Organisational Strategy, we've made huge strides over the past year, stabilising our finances and developing a transformation programme that will fundamentally change the way we work, for the benefit of Surrey residents.

Led by Rachel Wigley (Director of Finance Insight) and Anna D'Alessandro (Director of Corporate Finance), we have an ambitious Finance Improvement Programme to ensure we have the right financial capability, systems and processes for the future. Key to this is the Finance Academy, a range of learning and development tools equipping finance staff and managers across the organisation with the skills to realise our goal of excellent financial management.

These roles are an opportunity to play a key part in all of this, supporting wholesale organisational transformation and helping to develop the Council in to one that is recognised as outstanding, and a truly great place to work.

We're looking for fresh ideas and inspiration. Technical skills are of course key, but equally important are the behaviours we need to achieve our vision - the ability to act as a partner to our service departments, to help us in our transformation and income generation, building on solid foundations in our drive to be the best. If you're up for the challenge, we want to hear from you!

To hear more, please watch the video where I talk about our challenges and opportunities.

Leigh Whitehouse, Executive Director of Resources

The Opportunities

Senior Finance Business Partners (Commercial – 2 roles)

You will provide expert commercial advice and analysis to support the council in the appraisal of new commercial opportunities and in the management of its existing portfolio and trading companies.

Apply here for Senior Finance Business Partner vacancies

Finance Business Partners and Financial Analysts

We have a number of opportunities at this level across our finance function. These are key roles, involved in preparing budgets, financial planning, closing accounts, and supporting budget managers. You will have responsibility for a key area of the Council's finances, helping to achieve maximum value for our residents from our resources, and making a major contribution to the future financial health of the County Council.

Many of these roles are suitable for part-time working – please enquire.

Apply here for Finance Business Partner vacancies

Apply here for Financial Analysts vacancies

Finance Assistants and Senior Finance Assistants

These roles provide financial administration support to our busy children's services finance team, with tasks such as:

  • ensuring that the payments made to schools for Pupil Support are complete and accurate
  • recovering income from other authorities where Surrey educates pupils with special educational needs from those authorities
  • compiling data from termly school census returns to be used for funding purposes
  • collecting and checking other school funding related data
  • responding to queries from various sources
  • a range of miscellaneous accounting and administrative tasks.

You will be proficient in the use of financial data with good attention to detail and IT skills, and be effective at managing your own time and deadlines. Equally importantly, you will have really good communication skills and be an enthusiastic team-player. Ideally you will be working towards an accounting technician or equivalent qualification.

These roles are suitable for part-time working – please enquire.

Apply here for Senior Finance Assistants vacancies

Apply here for Finance Assistants vacancies

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