Council: Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Parish Council

County: Kent

Salary: Competitive, based on experience

Closing date: 05/08/2024 01:00

Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)

Applications must be returned by 05/08/2024 01:00

Location: Cliffe and Cliffe Woods Parish Council, Kent
Salary: Competitive, based on experience
Hours: Part-time approx. 30 hours per month (flexible working hours)

About Us: Cliffe and 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.

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.

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.


  • 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: Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position to [email protected] by 5 August 2024.

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