Finance Assistant Job – South Gloucestershire Council Bristol

How you’ll make a difference
As a Finance Assistant you will make a difference by providing comprehensive financial and data processing services to the finance team who provide a range of strategic advice and operational financial support services to Council departments.
What will you be doing?
You’ll maintain and update information systems and databases to ensure that service transactions are completed accurately.
You will provide advice and respond to queries from customers, contacts, external organisations and colleagues ensuring that they receive appropriate guidance about policies, procedures and processes whilst ensuring effective working relationships are maintained.
You’ll be responsible for a varied range of administrative tasks and will work on projects. Ensuring written reports are compiled, support is provided, and records are accurate which will help to inform decision making. This will involve carrying out research, collating data, presenting information and accurately recording budgets.

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What we need from you
You will have relevant knowledge and experience of working in an organisation that delivers a range of financial and data processing services, including paying and raising invoices and using electronic systems
You will have the ability to analyse and evaluate standard information from a range of sources in order to inform judgements and make decisions.
Good interpersonal skills are essential as you will need to communicate with a diverse range of people.
You will have a good understanding and experience in the use of IT within a Finance setting.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different
We invest in the careers of our people and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps our people make the greatest long-term difference in their work.
We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance.
We have invested in the technology and support to enable staff to work seamlessly from home so we can ensure we are keeping staff safe during Covid-19. For those staff who may need to work in the office we have also ensured that our offices and hubs are Covid secure; and have measures in place such as one way systems, socially distanced work stations and hand sanitizer stations throughout our premises.
We are currently working remotely, but the usual place of work for this role is Badminton Road, Yate, as we provide a service to our customers from the council offices. It is expected that you will return to the usual place of work in line with governmental guidance and local council policy in the future.

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Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.
We’re providing essential services across our internal network to ensure we can fully support our community.
We’re positive and forward thinking, always looking for new and innovative ways of working work and we’re ambitious about the future.
We’ve achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.
We’re making a difference, be part of it!

Work Level
Employment Type
permanent, Remote