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Principal Finance Officer (Interim)

  • Location:

    West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Finance & Accountancy

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  • Salary:

    Up to £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Principal Finance Officer - West Sussex Council

Ideally the candidate will be a chartered qualified accountant with LG experience, even more ideally with Adult Social Care experience. We are keen on a candidate who has experience of Finance Business Partnering (FBP). Having experience of supervising/overseeing junior staff would be beneficial.

We will be expecting the candidate to attend County Hall weekly on a Thursday with core hours from 9am to 5pm to maximise the full benefit of working in the office as team. This may rise to two days a week as lockdown eases. Therefore, the candidate needs to be willing to travel on this agreement.

The Finance Directorate plays a leading role in shaping the future of the Council, by being responsive to customer and stakeholder needs through an empowered, flexible and commercially focused team and by aligning resources to provide a professional service appropriate to future organisational needs. This is in addition to keeping WSCC safe and secure through appropriate financial control.
The Directorate's priorities are to ensure that the basics are done well whilst challenging the County Council to spend its money better, especially in the context of becoming more strategic and forward looking.

We are looking for an ASAP start for ideally 3 months