Finance and Corporate Services

One key role of our Finance and Corporate Services team is to ensure effective management of financial services within our organisation. This includes responsibility for financial and procurement management, business planning, payroll and pension matters. The other key role is providing effective corporate support services within our organisation. This includes responsibility for facilities management, administration and health & safety.

The Finance function is responsible for monitoring all spending of the organisation, ensuring payments are made on time, liaising with suppliers, identifying where savings could be made, and for ensuring that the monthly accounts are accurate and comprehensive. These then have to be presented to the Board on a monthly basis.

It is vital that the funding we have is monitored and managed properly to ensure that, as an organisation, we are as efficient as possible. The Finance function also ensures the monthly payroll is accurate, and submitted on time. We also manage the pension plan that is offered to our staff along with other packages.

To be part of this team, a background in Finance is essential. However, to be part of our corporate support services function, training can be given on the job.

Skills that would be key to our Finance and Corporate Services Team are:

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IT literacy
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Commercial awareness
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Communication skills at all levels
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The ability to prioritise workload
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The ability to plan for the long term
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Attention to detail

If you think you possess the key skills and would be interested in joining The Finance and Corporate Services Team, please see our current vacancies for all opportunities with SLCC. 

What do some of our current Finance and Corporate Services staff say about working at the SLCC?

 

Sharon, Finance Officer

I have been with the SLCC since January 2014 and I thoroughly enjoy working here .

There is a relaxed open and convivial atmosphere which puts new staff in particular, very much at ease.

Having worked in a variety of organisations within both the private and public sector, I greatly appreciate the promotion of the positive work culture which exists at the SLCC .

Problems are shared and personal development is actively encouraged and supported.

The office, based in the centre of town, is close to good transport links which is a bonus for staff travelling from outlying areas. A generous flexitime system is an additional attraction in helping maintain a healthy and productive work life balance.

In my particular section of the organisation, we have a good work environment.   It can  be surprisingly quiet for an open plan office, with a rise in volume according to the occasion!

Colleagues are friendly and cheerful with a good mix of people, making work a fun place to be. There is always something going on with our nominated charity events, usually a competition of sorts.

Behind the relaxed atmosphere there is a hard-working and skilled team who collectively make the SLCC an outstanding organisation and one that I am proud to be part of.

 

Marion, Corporate Services Administrator*

I have worked here at the SLCC for 5 years and love it.  When I first started at the SLCC in March 2012, my initial thoughts were, what a friendly office, which is one of the things I enjoy about working at SLCC.  Fellow colleagues are always willing to help and assist, which adds to the enjoyment of working at the SLCC.   Even though I am of retirement age, I certainly do not feel that here within the office.  

Prior to working at the SLCC, I worked in Financial Services, mainly dealing with Pensions, so found the work here more varied.  As the person dealing with the mail coming into and going out of the office, I take pride in ensuring that all correspondence is dealt with accurately and speedily to assist all members of staff.  On Reception I meet a variety of people from all walks of life, which can be challenging at times, but very interesting too.  I love helping people and making their life easier and working within the Corporate Services allows me to fulfil this.

Being a member of the Corporate Services Team I get involved in various projects, such as Green Week and Charity Fund Raising projects, which can be fun.

I thoroughly enjoy working at SLCC and working with a great team.

This current colleague asked for their name to be changed for privacy reasons.