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Principal Finance Officer

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/103379/37356
  • Published: Tue 07/11/2023, 12:32 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 25/11/2023, 12:32 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £43923 - £47681 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Surrey

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Principal Finance Officer

The starting salary for this full-time, permanent position is £43,923 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.

This role is open to remote working meaning you aren't required in the office 5 days a week. In support of our people and our greener futures strategies, we'd welcome a conversation with the successful candidate on what remote working may look like for you.

We are looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking Principal Finance Officer to join our Corporate Finance Team. In this role, you will be at the heart of our budget and service planning process, providing essential financial support and expertise.

As a Principal Finance Officer you will play a pivotal role in our budget and service planning process. You will manage and monitor budgets and ensure the timely closure of accounts for our Directorates and select charity accounts.

Working alongside our Corporate Finance Team, your contributions will directly impact the quality and integrity of our financial data and systems, driving continuous improvement across the service. You will also play a critical part in the creation of our annual accounts and strive to achieve an unqualified opinion, demonstrating your commitment to excellence.

To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application should clearly demonstrate:

  • Experience of working within a financial management environment
  • A knowledge and understanding of public sector accounting best practice
  • AAT qualified or equivalent level of experience

As a Principal Finance Officer, you will be part of a team committed to financial excellence and innovation. Your contributions will have a direct impact on our financial strategy, ensuring our continued success. If you're ready to take your finance career to the next level and play a crucial role in an organisation with a meaningful mission, we invite you to apply today.

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26.11.2023 with interviews to follow.

We look forward to receiving your application.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.