Finance Administrator

Essex County Council
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Up to £9.72 per hour
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Corporate Services, Finance
Contract Type

Please note that this position will require the successful individual to attend the office daily. More specific details about this can be discussed at the interview stage should you be invited to interview.

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 Administrator is a developmental role, delivering admin support to the P2P and Income teams, providing an opportunity to increase knowledge of all aspects of the service. Accurately inputting data relating to payments or income, in line with standard procedures and timelines, to streamline the customer experience.

With the ability to work as a team member across a flexible and multi skilled workforce, delivering excellent customer service to a variety of Functions. Developing a working knowledge of financial processes and systems across P2P and Income, to support delivery of the service.

Service/Functional Accountabilities

  • Deliver a quality service to agreed service levels, contributing towards the delivery of the business plan for financial transactions, in support of the wider organisational vision.
  • Perform data entry activities, as part of an operational team, following defined business processes to ensure quality, consistency, accuracy, timeliness and high performance.
  • Deliver general office administration processes and support to a Finance Team, by organising and distribution of post, answering basic queries by email and/or phone in a professional manner in accordance with team deadlines.
  • Responsible for delivering all activities to meet defined deadlines, proactively reporting any risks or issues for early resolution.
  • Contribute to the production of reports for P2P and Income and external customers, to support organisational performance, maximise income and ensure compliance with Financial Regulations.
  • Work flexibly and collaboratively across P2P and Income to deliver admin support.
  • Deliver and support implementation of changes to processes and improvements to the service.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Educated to RQF level 1 or equivalent by experience.
  • Commitment to continued personal development within a working environment.
  • Experience of working within an office environment is desirable.
  • Experience of using IT systems particularly a finance software solution such as Oracle is desirable and a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programmes is essential.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with team members and customers.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders.
  • Aptitude and willingness to work flexibly in multi skilled Operational Teams.

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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.

Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

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

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