Financial Analyst - Systems

Client: Leicestershire County Council

Location: Leicestershire


Closing date: Friday, 28 January 2022 23:30

Finance Analyst (Systems Accountant)

Organisation: Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time, Hours per week - 37 

Salary: £41,820 - £46,203 (pay award pending)

Appointment Type: Permanent 

Location: County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 

Leicestershire County Council is one of the best performing councils in the country. They have achieved several decades of high performances, with their success recognised by Government, industry awards and their residents.

The Financial Analyst will operate as part of the Finance Business Partner Team to develop and improve the provision of financial advice, analysis and information to the service department in order to support effective strategic decision making and delivering the medium-term financial strategy.

Your key duties and responsibilities will include

  • Provision of strategic advice and guidance to the Senior Leadership team to support decision making, challenging, and influencing management to ensure the best outcome is obtained for the Council
  • Supporting the creation of the medium-term financial strategy and corporate change agenda
  • Managing the Financial Analysis and Information Team
  • Embedding, administrating, and further developing Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Solution to drive financial performance and reporting capability
  • Formulating budgets in line with service requirements and within financial constraints
  • Business case analysis and presentation
  • Ad-hoc project work as designated by senior management

The ideal candidate will be a strong, confident communicator with excellent business partnering and analysis experience. With a professional qualification, the candidate will also have gained exposure to a wide range of systems ideally Oracle PBCS, although similar budgeting platforms would also suit.

Although working in a Local Government environment would be beneficial, it is not essential for this position and attention will be given to those candidates who have worked in a similar role in a large complex organisation.

Why work for Leicestershire County Council?

The successful candidate will be rewarded with an attractive salary (£41,820 - £46,203) and attractive benefits package including:

  • Excellent support with your ongoing professional development
  • Employee discount and benefit scheme
  • 27 days annual leave (plus Public Holidays), with a further 5 days after 5 years’ service
  • Local Government Pension Scheme which offers a 26% Employers Pension Contribution
  • Employee wellbeing service
  • Flexible/smart working most of which is home based.

For further information about working for Leicestershire County Council, please click here.

For more information or to arrange an informal discussion please contact Andreas Efthymiou 07546 415 794 or

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.