Finance Officer

Aberdeenshire Council
£32,912 - £34,387 per year
07 Aug 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for

You are a committed individual with a proven track record of suitable relevant financial experience within an office environment. As well as having and HNC/HND or degree in Finance, Accountancy, Management or equivalent you also have working experience in the use of Microsoft office packages. Knowledge of Oracle financials and the Social Work CareFirst/CareFinancials system are desirable attributes.

You will be required to play an important role leading the Finance Team, making a major contribution to the day-to-day operation of the Service.

This post has a minimum requirement of 1 reference this must be your current or most recent employer

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Informal enquiries to Kathy Davidson 01467 530603


To take a lead role in the management and development of financial and budget systems, procedures and policies in the Health and Social care partnership and to assist the Senior management in the management and supervision of Service staff

• Management and supervision of Service staff in Health and Social care
• Monitoring of devolved budgets
• Advise Managers and other officers on Housing & Social care Finance issues
• Development and maintenance of financial systems
• Management of financial assessment systems

The Individual

Essential Criteria
• Proven track record of suitable relevant financial experience within an office environment
• Computer literate and working experience in the use of Microsoft Office packages
• Supervisory experience
• Educated to higher level
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to organise, prioritise work, and cope under pressure
• Ability to instruct and supervise staff
• Ability to read and interpret guidelines, policies, procedures and legislation
• Ability to motivate staff and lead a Team
• Ability to make decisions, solve problems and be forward thinking
• Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information

Desirable Criteria
• Awareness of Local Authority Finance Systems
• Knowledge of Welfare Benefits
• Knowledge of Social Work financial assessments
• Willing to undertake relevant training
• Qualification in Finance, Accountancy, Management or equivalent
• Working knowledge of local government, preferably within Health and Social care 
• Knowledge of Oracle Financials
• Knowledge of CareFirst/CareFinancials
• Flexible approach

See also:
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf