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Finance Officer
  • Employer: Corporate Services
  • Reference: CFFO2746
  • Published: Wed 25/11/2020, 16:45 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 16/12/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: JG6 to JM1: £25,481 to £32,234 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

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Finance Officer

Directorate:                        Corporate Services                      

Starting salary:                   JG6 to JM1: £25,481 to £32,234 per annum

Location:                              Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare

Hours:                                   37 hours per week

Contract:                              Fixed term for up to two years

Closing date:                       Wednesday 16 December 2020


It is a challenging, yet exciting time to work in local government finance.   North Somerset Council have an excellent finance team with a proven track record of strategic financial planning, budgetary control and statutory reporting. We are looking to enhance these core areas and also expand our capital financing team to provide financial support for our capital programme, which now includes a wide range of significant investment projects such as the new railway in Portishead, transport infrastructure to bypass Banwell and the creation of new school facilities.

Two new posts have been created within the team, each for a fixed term of two years and to be successful you will be an accomplished team player who will be an advocate for change and innovation, put customers first, work well with others and get things done, if this sounds like you, then please apply for this post, CFFO2746 or the Senior Accountant (Capital) post, CFSA2747 (see separate advert).

An exciting opportunity now exists for a fixed term Finance Officer post within the capital finance team, with the grade being dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience.  Reporting to Senior Accountant (Capital), this is a varied role providing a range of financial support and advice to services across the Council on specific projects within the capital programme.  Including major projects financial support, S106, CIL, VAT and grant claims to external bodies.

We are looking for someone who is part/ or fully CCAB qualified, with experience within the public sector finance environment. Capital finance experience would be an advantage, as would knowledge of VAT, S106 and CIL matters.

We invite applications from candidates who are passionate about the role they provide in supporting services achieve their goals, whilst building effective relationships. Other key skills that will be necessary for success are the ability to adapt to a changing environment, understanding, explaining financial concepts, understanding funding streams and continually seeking more efficient ways of working.

We are a friendly team who value and appreciate high standards and commitment. The post is career graded, linked to qualifications and experience.

Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Lisa Smith, Principal Accountant (Capital) on 01934 888896.

Visit to download an application pack and apply online.

Anticipated interview date:      Week beginning Monday 21 December 2020

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.