Finance Officer

Recruiter
Adecco
Location
West London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
02 Sep 2019
Ref
1222749969
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
PURPOSE OF ROLE:
  • To be responsible for assisting the Principal Finance Officer in the efficient and effective provision of a comprehensive financial assessment and billing function for care fees and in providing a high level of customer care in accordance with statutory requirements and the Council's policies and procedures.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • To ensure the timely completion of financial assessments including obtaining financial information in order to advise customers, often vulnerable and/or their representatives of any contribution towards an Individual Budget/care fees.
  • To be responsible for assisting in the efficient and timely raising of customer's bills for care fees and for liaising with other Adults' Services and Finance teams in order to advise them of the customers net contribution towards care fees in accordance with legislation, statutory regulations and the Council's policies and procedures.
  • To ensure providers and direct payment customers are paid the correct amount in line with commissioned services, including identifying and verifying discrepancies, while ensuring that all processes are completed in a timely manner to allow prompt payment.
  • To be responsible for assisting in the efficient completion of the annual financial re-assessment process in accordance with statutory regulations and the Council's policies and procedures, to maximise income due to the Council.
  • To be responsible for the on-going maintenance, reconciliation, refunding and review of financial assessments and assisting in the efficient and timely completion of the annual closing of accounts process.
  • To be responsible for providing accurate information and calculations to care managers to enable panel administrators to make informed decisions regarding eligibility for funding for self-funders.
  • To be responsible for assisting in the preparation, analysis and provision of accurate financial and management information to be included in statutory returns and reports, in line with statutory requirements and the Council's policies and procedures.
  • To be responsible for contributing to service plans and reviews, including the cost effectiveness of services, in line with the Council's policies and procedures in order to achieve best value.
  • To be responsible for assisting in the review and update of all documentation, policies and procedures and compliance with statutory requirements in line with professional standards and the Council's policies and procedures.
  • To be responsible for assisting in the preparation of Cabinet reports and responses to Members' enquiries in relation to all aspects of the income function as directed by the Principal Finance Officer - Income.
  • To be responsible for conducting effective meetings with customer, often vulnerable and/or their representatives in person at the council or during home visits.
  • To be responsible for ensuring effective liaison and a high level of customer care with customers, often vulnerable and/or their representatives, care providers, Government departments, statutory agencies such as the Benefits Agency and Primary Care Trusts/National health service, including attending surgeries, workshops, managing stalls, particularly in relation to maximising income due to the Council.
  • To be responsible for ensuring the provision of appropriate, accurate and timely verbal and written advice and guidance to staff, in relation to all aspects of the financial assessment function and in accordance with statutory regulations and the Council's policies and procedures and to promote awareness of good financial practice and control.
  • To be responsible for assisting in effective liaison with external and internal audit, ensuring the efficient filing and retention of documentation, maintaining appropriate audit trails for subsequent retrieval as and when required.

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