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Part Time Finance Assistant

Employer
Essex County Council
Location
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Salary
£18000 - £19579 per annum + + 25 days annual leave & Local Gov Pension
Closing date
29 Jul 2021

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Sector
Corporate Services, Finance
Job role
Accountant
Contract Type
Contract
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Part Time Finance Assistant

Fixed Term - 6 months

Part Time - 18.5 hours per week / 3.7 hours per day

Up to £19,579 Per Annum, Pro Rata

Location: Chelmsford

Closing Date: 7th July 2021

Please note that this position is a part time role, offering 18.5 hours per week / 3.7 hours per day (0.5 full time equivalent) spread over Monday to Friday and while required to work on each of the 5 days we can be flexible with this being mornings, afternoons or a mixture of different start and finish times.

The position is being offered on a Fixed Term Contract basis for a period of 6 months.

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.

Job Purpose

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.

The Finance Assistant supports the Purchase to Pay (P2P) and Income teams to deliver the business plan for financial transactions. With a working knowledge of Financial processes and systems across P2P and Income, ensuring data or income is input accurately, timely and within policy and legislation standards.

Experienced in working as a team member across a flexible and multi skilled workforce, delivering excellent customer service to a variety of Functions by maintaining financial transactions and data within local systems. Recognising and supporting changes in technology to streamline the customer experience.

Service/Functional Accountabilities

  • Contributes to the delivery of the business plan for financial transactions, in support of the wider organisational vision.
  • Responsible for processing and managing financial transactions, following defined business processes, inputting and interpreting data to ensure quality, consistency, accuracy, timeliness and high performance.
  • Responsible for delivering all activities to meet defined deadlines, proactively reporting any risks or issues for early resolution.
  • Provides support and guidance to internal and external customers in a professional manner, in line with Financial processes, ensuring that policy and legislation are met.
  • Carries out basic reporting for P2P and Income and external customers, which contributes to the management of organisational performance, maximises income and ensures compliance with Financial Regulations and ECC Policies.
  • Work flexibly and collaboratively across P2P and Income to deliver finance support.
  • Recommend process improvements and redesign to achieve best practice and organisational efficiency.
  • Contributes to maintaining currency on legislation changes and translating these into local policy and procedure, to identify and review potential changes in technology.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Educated to RQF Level 2 (GCSE) must include English and Mathematics, or equivalent by experience.
  • Commitment to continued personal development within a working environment.
  • Some knowledge of P2P/Income systems and demonstrable accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchase to pay and e-invoicing experience would be desirable.
  • 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.

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