Assistant Finance Officer vacancy
The opportunity
We are looking for an ambitious part-qualified financial professional who is looking to develop their core management and financial accounting skills. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to continue their development, and at the same time make a real contribution and play a key role in shaping the business.

You will support the business partnering approach to provide accurate and timely management information, including budget, monitoring and analysis, to budget holders and key stakeholders to underpin a culture of financial accountability and cost efficiency.

Our ideal candidate will have previous experience of a range of finance responsibilities, preferably gained within the public sector. Knowledge of the work involved in central government financing and specifically within an NDPB would be a positive advantage. This position will suit a candidate who is ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA part qualified and actively working towards full professional qualification (having sat an exam in the past 12 months). The successful candidate will have high standards of work, will be a hands-on doer and will be technically strong as this is a diverse role and you will have opportunities to get involved in other areas within a small multi-functional finance team. We are keen to offer this position as a development opportunity for someone looking to progress and develop both within the VTS and your career. We will offer support to prepare you with the skills needed to develop into a well-rounded professional with excellent career prospects and with the expectation that you will eventually become fully qualified in the future. If you have an aptitude for finance and want to develop those skills further, then this is your opportunity to join a team that will support you to gain Chartered Accountant status.

This role will require delivering pieces of work in a pressurised environment and therefore candidates will have experience of managing their workload against deadlines to ensure all work is carried out in a timely and professional manner.

About the Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS)
The Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS) is a statutory, non-departmental public body (NDPB), sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, with responsibility for the administration of Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating appeals. What we do and how we do it has an impact on the multi-million pound income the Government brings in from local property taxation to support other public services.

Application details:
To apply for this role you should complete the attached Application Form and return to us via email to by no later than 23:55 on Thursday 10 September 2020. As part of your application, it is important that you address the essential and desirable criteria included in the Job Specification. Please note that CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a fully completed Application Form.
The VTS is keen that its workforce should represent the communities it serves and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds

Join our Clerking team at the Valuation Tribunal Service
The Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS) administers non-domestic rating and council tax appeals and provides general procedural advice on these matters. We are looking to recruit highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals that can rise to the ever-changing challenges that face a service delivery organisation in the provision of accurate technical and procedural advice to our users.

Working under pressure is a key requirement as you will case manage a number of appeals, actively managing the parties involved and then attending hearings to act as clerk and provide advice to the Tribunal panel. Travel is also a requirement as our tribunal hearing venues are located across England, for which you will receive expenses. You must be a confident individual with excellent organisational, time management and customer care skills, in addition to high level communication and interpersonal skills.

Ideally you will already be qualified or part-qualified with the professional examinations of the Institute of Rating, Revenue and Valuation (IRRV). If not, the successful candidates will be expected to commit to study to achieve the IRRV Technician qualification ideally within a 2-year period or at least to have made sufficient and significant progress in that time.

We offer a competitive salary ranging from £26,525 to £42,427 dependent on achieving the full corporate IRRV qualification for London based staff and £22,911 to £38,813 if based elsewhere (again dependent on achieving the full corporate IRRV qualification). We will consider home-based working for those applicants with excellent knowledge in all areas of our work. We also offer membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and 25 days annual leave, which starts from 1 April each year.

To apply please contact Heena Shah on 0207 426 3900 or email


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