Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Finance Analyst

Finance Analyst
Location: Bedfordshire
Contract: Temporary (4 months initial)
Rate: £300-325 per day umbrella
Start Date: ASAP

*Hybrid Working - one day per month


Job Description
Service Care Finance are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority in Bedfordshire for a Finance Analyst on a temporary basis.

The Finance Analyst will join the Adult Social Care Finance team and will assist the Senior Finance Business Partner in developing accounting, budgeting and financial advice.

Main Responsibilities

  • Financial guidance in the effective management control of the authority's medium-term financial strategy, revenue budgets, capital programme, and the annual statements of accounts processes

  • Liaise with and advise budget holders particularly in relation to budgetary management, forecasting, savings and associated matters.

  • Manage, motivate and develop the Senior Finance Officer's through co-ordinating and planning their workload and monitoring progress to ensure that work complies with statutory regulations and organisational policies and objectives that are in place.

  • Maintenance of accounting arrangements in respect of one or more Service Groups including:

    • Maintenance and reconciliation of appropriate revenue accounting records.

    • Preparation of year end accounts.

    • Provision of financial management information to service groups.

    • Preparation of Grant claims.

    • Preparation of statutory returns.

    • Financial appraisal of projects and initiatives (including the effects of new legislation).

Candidate Criteria

  • CCAB/CIMA Qualified Accountant or Part-Qualified with extensive experience

  • Experience in Local Authority finance, preferably within Adult Social Care

  • Experience of medium-term financial strategy and providing advice to budget holders

  • Experience of capital programme, revenue budgets and statement of accounts is highly desirable

  • Great communication skills with the ability to work well on own initiative as well as part of a team

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Greg at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208969 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.