THE DETAILS:
  • Location: Cardiff, Cardiff, CF24 5JW
  • Subject: Executive Officer
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary: £26,900 - £30,610
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 06 February, 2023 10:00 AM

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Finance Officer (EO Grade)

Finance Officer (EO Grade)

Estyn
We’re looking for an individual who’s passionate about Finance and customer service to join us as a Finance Officer. You will support the development and maintenance of our financial records, provide technical support to our budget holders and senior managers and help to support the wider Finance Team.

As Finance Officer, you will play an important role in managing and delivering the financial processes which provide budget monitoring, reporting and production of our annual resource accounts. You will support the Financial Services Manager in developing and maintaining finance systems, policies and procedures. You will line manage 3 administrative officers. If you’re a Welsh speaker, you will make use of both your Welsh and English language communication skills.

Your role will include a variety of different responsibilities including:

• Maintaining detailed and accurate financial records using our finance systems
• Processing financial transactions within delegated limits and in adherence to our policies
• Providing support for accommodation booking and travel processes
• Maintaining asset records and inventories
• Providing advice and support on budget management and financial procedures to colleagues across the organisation
• Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for senior leaders
• Producing regular expenditure forecasts for budget holders and liaise with them to ensure forecasting remains accurate
• Managing Procurement Card procedures and reconciliation processes
• Preparing, co-ordinating and collating the information required to produce the annual resource accounts
• Contributing to the continuous improvement of the finance function
• Supervising and supporting a small team of Administrative Officers
• Undertaking any other duties as may reasonably be required by managers

You will:

• have proven experience in Finance and hold a professional accounting qualification
• have comprehensive knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
• have experience of producing financial management information
• enjoy the challenge of a varied workload
• have a good track record of managing multiple tasks to meet deadlines
• have excellent communication skills (spoken and written)
• be confident in the use of IT
• work collaboratively and flexibly
• be able to work in a changing environment

Hours of work - Full time hours are 37 hours over a five day week (Monday to Friday), excluding breaks. We welcome applications for part-time/reduced hours, job sharing or on another flexible basis.

Location - Cardiff, where free car parking is available. We currently operate informal hybrid working arrangements subject to business needs and agreement with your manager.

Details on how to apply are available from www.estyn.gov.wales
JOB REQUIREMENTS
It’s essential that you:

• hold a finance qualification (minimum AAT level 3 or equivalent)
• have experience in maintaining detailed and accurate records e.g., finance or asset records and inventories
• have good communication, literacy, numeracy, and IT (including Microsoft Office) skills
• are organised with good time management abilities and can prioritise work and complete tasks within agreed timescales
• are approachable and able to form effective working relationships
• understand how to deliver good customer service
• are able to identify trends and issues in data in order to translate and present technical/specialist information in a way that others (including non-experts) can understand
• are able to diagnose and resolve problems quickly, following established processes
• can work accurately and with attention to detail
• are able to work independently and use your initiative, while also working collaboratively with team members and other people in the organisation
• are able to focus and deliver in a hybrid working environment

It’s desirable that you:

• have an awareness of current identified fraud activity and initiatives and considering the impact on organisations
• are able to work through the medium of Welsh (written and spoken)

Key behaviours

• Seeing the big picture
• Changing and improving
• Managing a quality service
• Delivering at pace
• Working together