Senior Finance Officer

Hertfordshire County Council
Stevenage, UK
09 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Finance Officer
Location: Stevenage
Salary Range: £24,799 to £33,799 pa
Hours: 37
Contract: Permanent

We are looking to appoint a committed, professional and enthusiastic person to the role of Senior Finance Officer within the Care Payments Team. Previous experience in a supervisory role is essential, together with good communication and negotiation skills as well as experience in system and process development.

The role involves communicating internally and externally with stakeholders, so the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they can articulate confidently as well as listen and respond effectively. This will include using various communication methods to ensure that queries are resolved, payments are made and charges are raised and a satisfactory outcome is achieved always taking into account client confidentially.

An organised approach is needed to ensure that corporate timescales are adhered to. Good diary and time management skills are required as the ability to prioritise workloads and deal with queries and requests promptly is essential.

The successful candidate must be confident in making decisions and have the ability to assert themselves in challenging situations and will be asked to carry out more senior tasks in the absence of the Care Payments Manager and will also include authorising annual leave, fully supporting staff, producing reports and analysing figures, as well as dealing with complex queries when they arise.

The role will involve line managing Finance Assistants and Finance Officers, this will include holding regular supervisions and discussions surrounding objectives and performance. You will also be required to provide support to projects and managing pieces of work within the Income and Care Payments team. It is essential that the successful candidate has the ability to work individually and as part of a team.

The role will require you to have in depth knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook, together with an understanding of finance, such as the ability to reconcile accounts and the ability to use SAP would be an advantage.

Closing Date: Thursday 22nd AugustInterview Dates: Monday 16th September and Tuesday 17th September

Benefits of Working for HCC:
  • Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
  • Excellent Career Development
  • Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes

Application Information

Disability Confident:"We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post"

How to Apply:Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application may be rejected.

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