We Are St Helens Borough Council
Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council, which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
Making a Difference as a Financial Management Support Officer
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Corporate Finance Team. We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic individual to the role of Financial Management Support Officer, who will support us in our Financial Transformation journey planned over the next 18 to 24 months.
You must have proven experience of working in a Finance / Administrative role within an organisation, and preferably with a Local Government background.
As a member of the team, you will predominately be responsible for day-to-day support in relation to Value Added Tax (VAT) and the Construction Industry Tax Deduction Scheme (CITDS) and supporting the production and submission of Government returns in relation to Taxation. This is a key role in ensuring compliance with HMRC guidelines and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines is essential. In addition, the role will support the wider Finance Team and the tasks can be varied and therefore the ability to adapt quickly and to liaise with other sections and the coordination of tasks will also be of importance.
The successful candidate will therefore have knowledge of working in a busy office, and preferably with some experience of finance and be familiar in the use of Microsoft Office products. In addition, the ability to be flexible and work to tight deadlines will be an essential part of the role. A relevant finance qualification or working towards the AAT Technician qualification would also be desirable.
This is a permanent position working 37 hours per week on an agile basis. If you think you have the necessary skills and enthusiasm to meet this demanding role, then we would very much like to hear from you.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For an informal discussion please contact Jon Ridgeon – Head of Financial Management – firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous Applicants need not apply.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Borough Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Borough Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.