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By BD Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Parish Council

Tuesday, 9 July 2024


Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Parish Council Contributor


Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)

Role Overview: We are seeking a meticulous and proactive Responsible Finance Officer to join our team. The ideal candidate will manage the council's financial affairs, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and promoting fiscal responsibility.

Location: Home working. Attendance required at approx. three meetings per month in the Parish of Cliffe and Cliffe Woods.

Salary: Competitive, based on experience. Home/mileage allowance paid plus fully funded CPD.

Hours: Part-time approx. 30 hours per month (flexible working hours).

About Us: Cliffe & Cliffe Woods Parish Council is a vibrant local authority dedicated to serving the community and enhancing the quality of life for our residents. We are committed to financial transparency, efficient management, and fostering a supportive work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all financial operations, including budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and annual accounts.
  • Manage payroll, VAT returns, and audit processes.
  • Ensure compliance with financial regulations and best practices.
  • Advise the council on financial matters and strategy.

Personal Attributes:

  • Proven experience in finance or accounting, preferably within the public sector.
  • Strong understanding of local government finance regulations.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft 365.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A relevant finance qualification is desirable.

How to Apply: To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position to by 5th August 2024.

Cliffe & Cliffe Woods Parish Council is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

Contact Information


Find Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Parish Council

17 Graveney Close, Cliffe Woods, Cliffe Woods, Rochester, Kent, ME3 8LB