Senior Finance Officer

Senior Finance Officer

Somerset County Council
  • Part Time
  • Salary: £21,073 - £23,981 per annum for 30 hours per week all year round or £18,368 - £20,903 per annum for term time only – 39 weeks
  • Closing date: Monday May 10th, 2021 11:59pm
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£21,073 – £23,981 per annum for 30 hours per week all year round or £18,368 – £20,903 per annum for term time only – 39 weeks

Part Time 30 hours per week


A bit about us

This is an exciting opportunity to join Education Financial Services as a Senior Finance Officer working 30 hours per week (hours negotiable) providing accounting and financial support to schools and academies throughout Somerset. We are looking for a motivated and highly organised Senior Finance Officer to join our successful team.

We are willing to be flexible on working hours and whether the role is all year round (52 weeks per year) or term time only (39 weeks per year), as well as offering the option of annualised hours. Please mention your preference within your application.

Here’s what you can expect to be doing

It is a varied and challenging role and includes advising and supporting an allocation of schools and academies in financial administration and management. It also involves delivering training and operating an office-based helpline service.

A few things about you

You will be a team player who has accurate financial skills and can demonstrate excellent attention to detail. Ideally, you will possess knowledge and experience of using either SIMS FMS and/or PS Financials. You will be based in Taunton but must be prepared to travel to different bases throughout Somerset.

Additional information

For more information please contact Sue Wheeler, Education Financial Services Manager on 01823 358127 or via the helpline on (01823) 359984. Alternatively you can email

All interviews will take place virtually via MS Teams.

Closing date:  10th May 2021

Interview date : w/c 17th May 2021

In this role you will require a criminal background check via Disclosure and Barring Service.