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Cromer Town Council - Finance Officer vacancy

Cromer Town Council - Finance Officer vacancy

Salary – banding (to be benchmarked to reflect candidate’s experience and qualification)

Location – Town Council Office, North Lodge, plus other locations as required

Hours – 8 per week

Closing date for receipt of applications 31st August 2023.

Application submissions to

We’re recruiting to increase our team and structure within Cromer Town Council. Whilst salary and responsibilities will depend on the successful candidate, this role will include providing both training and support.


The Finance Officer is responsible to the Town Clerk for the effective financial management of the Town Council.

The responsibilities of the role will include the following:

  • To prepare estimates of income and expenditure for each coming financial year, such estimates to form the basis for the annual budget.

  • To perform financial tasks including purchase ledger, sales ledger, cash book posting, time sheet collection and recording of holidays, sickness and lieu time.

  • To carry out all statutory functions, ensuring the implementation of, and compliance with, the Council’s Financial Regulations.

  • To produce or assist with the production of all necessary financial policies and procedures including the Council’s Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.

  • As the Council’s Finance Officer, to be responsible for all financial records of the Council and the administration of all finances.

  • To ensure that there are procedures in place to record all financial transactions, income and expenditure together with assets and liabilities.

  • To study reports and data on finance and where appropriate produce reports for the Council and the committees.

  • To monitor the Council’s cash flow and advise the Town Clerk and Council of recommended actions.

  • To be responsible for the production of appropriate information to Committee Officers to support their meetings and projects.

  • To monitor and explain any variance between budgeted and actual cost.

  • To advise the Council or committees on the adequacy of its reserves having regards to the Council’s risk assessments.

  • To ensure all VAT returns and other HMRC deductions are submitted correctly and on time.

  • To support the Town Clerk in the preparation of the Annual Report.

  • To attend meetings during the day and evenings as required.

  • To support the Town Clerk or Deputy as required.


  • Qualifications relating to finance and budgeting


  • CILCA qualification (Training to be provided if required)

  •  ILCA qualification (Training to be provided if required)

What you can expect from us

Here at Cromer Town Council, we’re dedicated to rewarding hard work and the commitment of our staff and to providing benefits that support you and your lifestyle. As standard we offer:

  • Competitive salaries that are benchmarked against current market rates. Pay dependant on the relevant experience within pay scale £27,344 - £30,152 Pro Rata

  • 25 Days annual leave (plus bank holidays) Pro rata

  • Access to Pension Scheme

  • Flexible and agile working

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