Finance Officer - Working for Essex
Salary: Up to £23,721 per annum
Closing date: 14 Aug 2022
Location: Chelmsford
Hours: Part-time
Req ID: 8745
Role: Finance
About the role

Finance Officer

12 Months Fixed Term, Part Time 3 days a week.

Up to £23,721 per annum (pro rata)

Location: Chelmsford

Working Style: Anywhere worker

The Opportunity

Purchase to Pay (P2P) and Income aims to provide a comprehensive financial transactional and support service, maximising new and innovative technology to provide excellent customer service using a multi skilled workforce.

Finance Officers in Purchase to Pay (P2P) and Income will contribute to the delivery of the business plan for financial transaction processing, by ensuring data or income is accurately maintained and managed within policy and legislation standards. Responding to more complex customer queries and supporting changes in technology to streamline the customer experience.

With knowledge of P2P/Income systems and demonstrable accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchase to pay and e-invoicing experience. The role requires good interpersonal and communication skills to deliver excellent customer service.

Accountabilities

  • Provides financial support in relation to the payments and collection of income, to both internal and external customers, contributing towards delivery of the business plan for financial transactions, in support of the wider organisational vision.
  • Provides technical support to team members and customers answering more complex queries in a professional manner in accordance with financial procedures.
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  • Contribute to the identification and clarification of customer needs, to deliver process and technology changes, which drive efficiency and value for money.
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  • Contribute to improving financial awareness and capability across the organisation, to promote the culture of empowering budget holders in line with financial regulations.
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  • Carries out data analysis to produce reports for P2P & Income and external customers, to support the management of organisational performance, maximise income and ensure compliance to Financial Regulations and audit requirements.
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  • Contributes to service improvement projects/programmes to achieve best practice and organisational efficiency by recommending process improvements and redesign.
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  • Contributes to maintaining currency on legislation changes and translating these into local policy and procedure, to identify and review potential changes in technology.
  • Working collaboratively and flexibly across teams within P2P & Income to deliver a high level of service to all functions.
  • Contribute to identifying risks and supporting the resolution, to minimise financial impact and loss to the organisation.
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  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Educated to RQF level 2 (GCSE level) including English and Mathematics, or equivalent by experience.
  • Commitment to continued personal development within a working environment.
  • Knowledge of P2P/Income systems and demonstrable accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchase to pay and e-invoicing experience.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Aptitude and willingness to work flexibly in multi skilled Operational Teams.
  • Level of good competency using Microsoft office packages including, Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to interpret varied information for supporting continuous improvements in service delivery.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers and partners.

To read more about us please visit: https://www.workingforessex.com/role/corporate-services 

Why Essex? Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England’s oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest – Basildon and Harlow – are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career. Read more about us here.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found here pay and reward

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website. 

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email dean.millard@essex.gov.uk