Finance Officer

Favourite East Lothian Council
Ref no: EAL02313
Closes: Sunday, 1st October 2017
Published: Thursday, 14th September 2017
Location: Council HQ, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington
Salary: £23,340 - £25,512 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: East Lothian Council
Category: Financial
Sub-category: Finance Assistant / Officer

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Salary £23340-£25512 per annum 
Permanent full time position
35 hours per week
Days of Work Mon-Fri
To start as soon as possible

Job Details

As a key member of the Business Finance Team, the Finance Officer will be expected to;

  • Support the Corporate Accountants to develop Capital budgets;
  • Support in the preparation of accurate and timely financial monitoring reports to Council services, ensuring that relevant information is reflected within the financial ledger and budget profiling is accurate; timely and accurate reconciliations are undertaken; and financial variances are identified and investigated;
  • Support the successful delivery of the Council's statutory financial accounts and other key statutory returns.

Please download the attached Job Outline/Person Specification at the bottom of the page for the exact duties and tasks required of the post.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
A formal accountancy or business management qualification at HNC/SVQ Level 3 and/or able to demonstrate substantial experience/skills in a financial management/business management role.


This post involves accessing the public services network, therefore the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

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