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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

Strategic Finance Manager (Corporate)

This post is the lead for the organisation's strategic financial planning and corporate finance functions, enabling a strong culture of financial management and effective strategic decision-making, and working collaboratively with senior managers and elected members.

We are looking for a fully qualified accountant with excellent financial management capability combined with strong communication, relationship-building and influencing skills. You will be a key member of our Finance Senior Management Team and act as a partner in decision-making, offering deep financial acumen based on a thorough understanding of the numbers and the business context.

Apply for Strategic Finance Manager (Corporate)

Senior Finance Business Partner (Education and SEND)

This is a key role working with services within our Children's directorate. Acting as the finance lead, you will provide financial insight, advice and support to senior managers, as well as leading critical financial management activities including budgeting, closing, management reporting and monitoring.

A fully qualified accountant, you will have strong communication, relationship-building and influencing skills. You will be able to analyse and interpret complex financial information and have a sound knowledge of the financial management cycle.

Apply for Senior Finance Business Partner (Education and SEND)

Finance Business Partner

This is a new role within our Corporate Financial Planning team. You will make a significant contribution to the development of the council's revenue and capital budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy, undertake analysis and provision of advice to the council on funding and technical changes to national local government financing, and support the co-ordination of the Council's revenue and capital budget monitoring position.

A fully qualified accounting technician or part- or fully-qualified accountant, you will have strong technical financial skills, be proficient in the use and interpretation of financial data, and a sound knowledge of the financial management cycle.

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Financial Analyst (Highways and Transport, Fire and Trading Standards)

Either a fully-qualified accounting technician or actively studying for that qualification, you will be proficient in the use and interpretation 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 and relationship-building skills.

You will support the financial management cycle with involvement in budget reporting and monitoring, maintaining the accuracy of financial records, closing of accounts, and undertaking financial analysis in order to help understand trends and variances.

For the PS9 role, a higher level of independence, initiative and a more proactive approach to work is expected along with tasks involving more complex and higher risk budgets.

Apply for Financial Analyst

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