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Finance Coordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

One Coventry

About the team we are recruiting to

This is a key role within Coventry’s Integrated 0-25 SEND Service.  We are committed to working with families and partners to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This diverse service has responsibility for a range of important statutory educational work within Coventry We are here to deliver the aspirational challenge set to us by young people with SEND and their families: ‘To Lift the Cloud of Limitation and enable them to enjoy an ordinary life’.

We are currently expanding the service to meet a growing caseload. Each and every role within the team is critical as it enables us to offer an excellent and cohesive service to children, young people and families of Coventry.

The organisation has a high expectation of our service, and we will continue to support and develop our staff to have the skills to deliver a quality service.  We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

What is the job role?

We are looking for an experienced Finance Coordinator to work in our Integrated 0-25 SEND Service to support the delivery of our statutory financial obligations and assist service managers in executing their financial responsibilities within service areas and delegated budgets. 

You will often be the first point of contact for Budget Holders and external partners, providing support for day-to-day financial matters including budget management, budget monitoring, transaction processing and financial forecasts. 

The main duties and responsibilities of this role:

  • Support to budget holders to ensure budget setting processes are carried out effectively, including supporting with the preparation of quarterly forecasting information. 
  • To monitor budgetary allocation in accordance with the Council's Budgetary Control Systems, ensuring that spending budgets are not overspent and that income budgets are achieved.  Paying continuous attention to the budgetary control position, identifying potential variations and taking corrective action
  • Providing advice and assistance about financial matters to non-financial managers including some training in the use of financial systems. 
  • Responsibility for completing all scheduled Final Accounts tasks according to the agreed timetable and ensure transactions are carried out in line with internal policies and procedures. 
  • Identification, distribution and monitoring of High Needs Funding, Out of City Placements, recoupment and re-charging.
  • Monitoring and payment of personal and bespoke budgets

This role requires someone who works with an enquiring mindset with a view to continuous improvement, proactively engaging with stakeholders and colleagues to identify and highlight areas for review and improvement. 

Who are we looking for?

  • You will have a good knowledge of accounting, an eye for detail and the confidence to provide support to a range of finance and non-finance professionals, while identifying improved ways of working. 
  • Able to work collaboratively and flexibly with other colleagues within the team to provide an excellent level of finance support to the service within agreed standards and deadlines. 
  • You will have a positive outlook and have good communication skills in order to forge productive relationships with the service area you support. 
  • An individual who is a problem solver and can demonstrate a high level of competence using Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel. 

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date: 15 May 2024


About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

Coventry City Council

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