Operational Senior Adviser

NHS National Services Scotland
Edinburgh Technopole, UK
Closing date
30 Oct 2020

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**** COVID-19 - Please note that during this time all interviews will be conducted remotely. If successful you will also initially be working remotely in line with guidance from Scottish Government***

Do you enjoy building and continually improving successful customer focused teams?

Directly overseeing a team of four and collaborating with the broader finance management team, the Finance Team Leader plays a key role in developing their own team and broader processes. The position provides real variety and a learning opportunity covering areas including Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Treasury.
About NES
Our vision at NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is to develop a skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland by providing education and training for those who work in NHS Scotland whether through undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing professional development.

What we can offer you
  • Life-work balance - with opportunities for flexible working and remote working
  • A collaborative, open and empowering environment
  • Extensive Benefits
  • Incremental progression through the salary band, plus annual NHS salary scale review
  • There is a generous NHS pension scheme and
  • Annual leave starts at 27 days increasing in line with service plus 8 days public holiday

Your Role

Responsibilities will include but are not restricted to:
  • Line management of staff involving planning; allocation of activities; support to team using daily huddles
  • Ensuring all enquiries are responded to in a timely manner to good quality
  • Regularly and Pro-actively reviewing policies with a view to continuous process improvements
  • Assist the team by dealing with escalated payroll enquiries
  • Review of Accounts Payable and Receivable control accounts, including a review of the aged creditors and aged debtors analyses.
  • Work with colleagues to ensure issues raised within payroll control accounts are dealt with timeously.

What we love to see
  • Experience operating at a supervisory level in a Financial Services team leading and setting direction
  • Proactive approach to continuous process improvements
  • Empowering, Adaptive and Collaborative Leadership
  • An understanding of all accounting principles and payroll related issues

Sounds good?

If you'd like to discuss the role informally, please contact Monica Halcro .

For more information including how to apply please refer to the Job Information Pack below.

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 3rd November 2020

Interview date: 18th November 2020 onwards
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