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Finance

Getting an email in the morning saying ‘I just wanted to let you know we got the £500 from the Lottery to do this project’ really makes my day.

Veronique, External Funding Manager


Are you articulate and numerate? Do you understand the importance of collaborative working?

If you have a keen eye for numbers and detail, enjoy working collaboratively and communicating with a wide range of people, and you want to make a positive difference for the people of East Sussex, then a position in finance may be for you.

What is finance?

The finance team helps support the Council to deliver its many services. We have specialisms in:

  • accounting
  • treasury management
  • taxation
  • insurance
  • pensions.

We are highly respected across our partners, clients and customers. We invest heavily in developing our own staff and working practices to ensure we provide high-quality services. This includes offering apprenticeships and training towards professional qualifications, together with on-the-job training and access to professional and personal development opportunities.

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Examples of our work

  • Providing financial advice and support to the services across the organisation
  • Setting and monitoring budgets
  • Maintaining the overarching medium term financial plan and the 20-year capital strategy
  • Meeting statutory financial reporting requirements
  • Liaison with the external auditor
  • Ensuring all payments to suppliers are made in a timely and accurate way
  • Invoicing for the services the Council provides and debt management
  • Managing day-to-day cashflow, investments and borrowing for the Council
  • Ensuring appropriate insurance cover is in place and managing claims
  • Administering the £4.5 billion East Sussex Pension Fund, which has over 82,000 members and 140 employer organisations.

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What staff say about working in Business Services

Veronique Round
"Being in Finance has really been helpful and rewarding for me. My job is to help colleagues internally access grants. Getting an email in the morning saying, ‘I just wanted to let you know we got the £500 from the Lottery to do this project’ really makes my day." Veronique, External Funding Manager
Nev Round
"You feel like you’re doing something, not just for the people you’re fixing the computer for, but for the service they’re providing for people in the county." Nev, Service Hub User Experience Manager
Liam Round
"I used to be a branch manager for Nationwide Building Society, a bit different from what I do now, but I wanted something with a bit more career progression. Internal audit is a really interesting job and at East Sussex there are loads of development opportunities." Liam, Senior Auditor
Elaine Round
"We carry out a wide variety of work, some behind the scenes, and some that’s very visible to the staff. Working with the public and helping people is one of the main aims of my role. What I love is the variety. No two days are the same." Elaine, Business Support Officer
Jodie Round
"Within Internal Audit and Business Services my experience has been really positive. It’s a really forward-thinking area to work in, there’s lots of opportunities for development." Jodie, Principal Auditor
Christina Round
"I love the fact the role is very varied and challenging, knowing that the work that I and my colleagues do goes a way to benefit and support the residents of East Sussex and beyond is just truly an amazing feeling." Christina, Procurement Specialist
Triona Round
"What I really love about working in my area is definitely the people. One day is never ever the same. It’s an incredibly varied role. I really enjoy talking with stakeholders and the managers and the rest of the organisation." Triona, HR Manager

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