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Responsible Finance Officer (part-time)
£6,985 to £7,545 per year for 7 hours per week
(NJC Spinal Column 33-36. National pay award pending)

This is a new post that will be responsible for the administration of the Town Councils financial affairs, enabling the Council to deliver its Vision and a wide range of services to the community of Lewes.

The post holder will support the Town Clerk in ensuring the smooth running of the Financial Administration and Corporate Governance of the Council, as well as supervising the work of the Finance Administration Officer.

Lewes Town Council is one of the 300 largest of the 10,000-or-so Parish Councils in England and Wales. With a Precept of over £1 million and reserves of just under £1 million this is an exciting opportunity for someone experienced in finance. Preferably with a recognised accounting qualification, along with experience of accounting and administrative practice, budget preparation and management, you will be able to effectively manage the Council’s finances, ensuring compliance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations and the Council’s Financial Regulations. Experience of maintaining a small monthly payroll is also required.

The 7 hours per week can be worked flexibly by agreement and will vary to meet the demands of the work, including occasional attendance at evening meetings and working from home when appropriate.

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Closing date for applications: Monday 18th October 2021 Interviews: Monday 25th October 2021.