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Finance Officer CFRS0118

Job Details

Job Reference: CFRS0118

Date posted: 10/11/2023

Application closing date:  26/11/2023

Interview date:  06/12/2023

Location:  Penrith

Salary: £35,745 - £36,648

Contractual Hours:  37


Finance Officer CFRS0118

Salary: £35,745 - £36,648

Hours: 37 hours a week

Location: Penrith Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Kemplay Bank, CA10 2FA

Contract: Permanent

Why work for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is an inclusive employer that is professional, and community focussed that strives to make Cumbria a Safer Place for all.

This role will be based in and employed by Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.

About this opportunity

This is an exciting time for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, having been disaggregated from Cumbria County Council and now being the responsibility of the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

We are looking for an ambitious and driven Finance professional to join the newly created finance team at Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service. 

The Finance Officer will support the Financial Accountant and Management Accountant in ensuring day-to-day financial effectiveness.  This role will be responsible for supporting in a variety of tasks such as VAT claims, bank reconciliations, journal entry, management accounting and statutory accounting.

This is an exciting opportunity to support CFRS in effectively developing and managing its short- and medium-term budgets and being a part of the start of an exciting journey that CFRS is beginning.

The Candidate

To succeed in this role the successful candidate will be experienced in local government finance, be enthusiastic and have strong people management skills to support the effective working of CFRS.

You should be highly motivated and have a strong commitment to ensure CFRS continues on its journey towards becoming Financially Sustainable.

You must have a passion for identifying new opportunities and encouraging innovative improvements to the way the service is delivered and be effective at building relationships at all levels.

We encourage applications from part qualified candidates and may be able to offer career progression opportunities for the right candidate upon qualification. 

What can we offer you!

  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Competitive rates of pay

The role requires a Standard DBS check.

Application and Interview information

To apply for this post candidates must:

  • Complete the CFRS Application Form

  • Attach Supporting information (no more than two A4 pages) that outlines how you meet the essential criteria in the post specification.

All documents should be clearly named and then sent to: Recruitment@cumbriafire.gov.uk

Closing date: noon on 10/10/2023

Interview date: 16/10/2023

Post Specification 7896 - Financial Officer

CFRS Application Form