Business and Finance Administrator

Suffolk County Council | Ipswich

Posted Date 3/04/2024
  • Suffolk County Council - Endeavour House, Ipswich IP1 2BX - Hybrid
  • £23,114 per annum (pro rata for part time)
  • 37 hours per week - Flexible working options available
  • 2 positions
  • Fixed Term or Secondment for 12 months

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Suffolk County Council (SCC) Business and Finance Team as a Business and Finance Administrator working from Endeavour House in Ipswich. If you are an organised, motivated and enthusiastic individual with good Finance and IT skills, then this could be the role for you! This is an ideal opportunity for those wanting to gain experience in the public sector and learn a variety of financial and administrative skills

  • Do you have recent experience of financial processes, payments and auditing?
  • Would you like to work in an incredibly varied, challenging and rewarding role?
  • Are you passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of adults living in Suffolk?

Your role

As a Business and Finance Administrator you will be supporting Adult Social Care with the processing and auditing of payments for services provided by providers supporting our in the care market.

You will need good interpersonal skills and developing administrative skills (e.g. organised, attention to detail etc) as well as day to day use of Microsoft Excel. You will be proactive and self-motivated and will have a good understanding of how to deliver a good customer service experience.

Ongoing training will be provided for you, as well as a wider supportive team for your day-to-day business.

The role is line managed by the Business and Finance Officer as part of the Business and Finance Service for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities service.

Based within the Adult and Community Services Business and Finance service you will process payments and deal with provider queries, deliver financial and business functions and be a champion for change, looking for efficient and effective ways to improve our services and offer.

Your responsibilities

  • accurate and timely payment to the care market
  • accurate and timely entry of provider care contracts into the case management system
  • budget management for monthly accounting processes
  • be a case management systems expert.

You will need

  • good IT skills, with demonstrable experience with Microsoft Excel
  • experience of working in an environment where payments and auditing of payments occurred
  • experience of problem solving and attention to detail.

You can view a full list of requirements in the  Job and Person Profile (docx). If you believe you can succeed in this role, apply. Even if you don't meet all requirements, still apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

The team

The Business and Finance Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Team is based in Endeavour House but is part of the wider Business and Finance Service which is based across the county.

The team plays a pivotal role in Adult Social Care, undertaking all non-residential payments to care providers for the County. They ensure that contracts are issued to providers in a timely and accurate way. They ensure value for money and help to identify areas to manage demand.

We are a small yet dynamic team with a culture of being supportive, inclusive and of self-assessment to improve practice and outcomes to our customers.

We encourage you to join our team for a varied, fast paced and interesting job where you’ll meet friendly, encouraging people. You will be offered on-going training and opportunities to gain knowledge and experience.

Empowering Everyone

We are big believers in potential, possibility and the power of different ideas. We are always searching for ways to encourage, respect and enable everyone to be the best they can be. We aim to include all communities we serve in our representation. To achieve this, we encourage applications from everyone.

For more information

Please contact Sophie Halls for a casual conversation. You can reach her by calling (01473) 263417 or emailing:

If you want to apply for a secondment, read the secondment policy first. Make sure you get permission from your current manager before submitting your application.

How to apply

Step 1 - Read the Job and Person Profile (docx).

Step 2 - Click ‘Apply Now’ to start your online application.

Step 3 - Upload a supporting statement answering the following questions below (no more than 400 words per question). You should use the Supporting Statement template.

  1. Why are you interested in applying for this role?

2. Please describe the most important attributes to have to work well as part of team?

3. Tell me about yourself and what you enjoying doing in your free time?

Step 4 - Upload a CV (without name and personal details).

Please note: Without a supporting statement and CV, your interest will not be progressed. Any supporting documents must be in either PDF or MS Word format. If you would like an adjustment to this process due to a disability, please contact us at 03456 014412 or:

Closing date: 11.30pm, 17 April 2024.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. #LI-Hybrid

As a modern and effective council, we offer a wide variety of careers to suit people with a range of skills, abilities and ambitions. We offer working options that flex to reflect the way people work today and take the time to understand and support your individual needs. We’re driven to make a positive difference to the world around us and encourage everyone with drive and focus to join us and build an influential and impactful career. Reimagine the possibilities.

In return, you’ll enjoy:

  • up to 29 days annual leave entitlement (pro rata), plus UK bank holidays and two paid volunteering days
  • membership of a competitive Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • travel, lifestyle, health and wellbeing benefits
  • performance-related annual pay progression, in addition to an annual cost-of-living pay increase
  • training and encouragement to expand your knowledge
  • a variety of career development opportunities across our organisation
  • diverse and active staff networks
  • flexible working options, with the right to request flexible working from your first day
  • plus more!

If you would like to know more about our benefits, values and equality commitments please visit our Working for Suffolk County Council pages (

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