Finance and Back Office Administrator - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £26,879 per annum
Closing date: 16 Jun 2024
Location: Danbury
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 16993
Role: Environments and Public Services
About the role

Finance and Back Office Administrator

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £26,879 per annum

Location: Danbury

Working Style: Anywhere worker

Please note that this is a fixed term contract opportunity until April 2025.

This role is an anywhere worker role with ability to work fully in the office at Cressing Temple Barns or Essex Outdoors Danbury, fully remote, or hybrid. You will be required to attend some in person meetings to meet business needs.

The Opportunity

Essex is a diverse county with some of the highest levels of deprivation in the country through to highly affluent communities, which gives us a wide variance in life expectancy. Culture and Green Spaces will deliver exceptional customer experiences, demonstrating the benefit of Essex’s strategic location, with the objective of developing a financially sustainable operation.

The Finance and Back Office Administrator will support financial management responsibilities across Essex Outdoors, Heritage, and Country Parks, working collaboratively the Finance Support Officer and with Managers to ensure robust budget management, financial planning, and processes are implemented and maintained.

Excellent financial management skills and understanding are essential for this role. The role requires an individual who welcomes change, works collaboratively with colleagues, and can interface between corporate and operational service areas.


  • Collate financial data and reporting to ensure that all financial processes comply with external and internal regulations.
  • Ensuring that accurate information from the point of orders being raised to the overdue position, referring to debt recovery as required.
  • Responsible for contracted partners to be correctly setup on ECC systems and paid in a timely manner, including the processing of payments for partnerships, projects, hires and equipment purchases.
  • Providing support, training and information to colleagues from across the service to follow all internal financial processes set by ECC.
  • Ensure strong and timely communication with customers and wider stakeholders.
  • Work as part of a dynamic team to ensure a quality service for the service.
  • Complete delegated administration and finance tasks in a timely manner which enables the business of the Culture, Heritage and Green Spaces to continue to operate smoothly.
  • Support cross-service partnerships, initiatives and extension projects as required.
  • Support the delivery of all parts of Culture, Heritage and Green Spaces.
  • Support on the creation, updating and wide circulation of communications to all our stakeholders and customers.
  • Ensure all work is compliant with GDPR and other data protection legislation.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Educated to RFQ Level 3 or equivalent by experience.
  • Clear interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the requirement of a busy operational service. Experience operating within an operational team is desirable.
  • Experience of financial and income monitoring from a variety of sources, providing professional advice and guidance to budget holders.
  • Experience of delivering a high quality, customer focused service.
  • Ability to work without assistance to complete tasks.
  • Experience with working with different software packages.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work well within a team as well as individually.
  • Flexibility.

To read more about us please visit: Climate, Environment and Customer Services

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us.

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We’re also committed to interview all veterans and care leavers, who meet the minimum requirements of the role for which they are applying.

What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

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