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Finance Officer

Employer
REED
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Our mission is simple... to help the world Love Mondays.

Every week, thousands of people across the UK start a new job - and it's our job to help them get there.

REED is a specialist provider of permanent, contract, temporary and outsourced recruitment solutions

Our client is looking for a Finance Officer to support a policing team in the based in Ealing, West London.

Purpose

The Vehicle Recovery & Examination Service (VRES) team is a key part in the MPS' drive to tackle vehicle crime on the streets of London.

In support of these services, the candidate will be responsible for these aspects:
  • Process, authorise and reconcile invoices
  • Process and post Journals
  • Authorise and track income
  • Provide assurance checks of the above activities and resolve any errors with assistance from the wider operational and MPS Central Finance team, whilst interacting with VRES suppliers
  • Process the topping up of any auto-pay accounts
  • Conduct regular and irregular purchasing activities as required by the wider organisation
  • Assist in the review framework and data collection around the activities the Support team are involved with

Essential knowledge:
  • Practical knowledge of relevant technology and IT systems capability
  • Understanding of public sector organisations' financial processes
  • IT literate including the use of MS Office, especially Excel
  • Ability to process reports, invoices and journals
  • Ability to monitor administrative processes
  • Understanding of corporate responsibility and Data Protection/GDPR
  • Able to process purchasing

Essential experience
  • Previous experience processing invoices and reports
  • Successful administrative and record keeping experience in a large, change oriented business
  • Proven ability to implement and monitor robust administrative processes and procedures in line with good practice
  • Proven ability to deliver quality and efficiency in service and record keeping
  • Experience of achieving defined outcomes and targets with administrative environments
  • Use of email, MS Office, and shared document folders such as Box, as well as use of ELVIS (vehicle management system) or similar systems

This is a temporary role for an initial 6 months (until April 2022), paying £15.18 per hour PAYE plus other benefits.

Please apply now and join us in loving Mondays

All roles are subject to strict police vetting and right to work checks

18% of the business is owned by the Reed Foundation, which supports good causes around the world. Set up by Sir Alec Reed in 1985, it's the driving force behind all of REED's philanthropic activities.

The Foundation provides funding for a number of charities, channelled via the Big Give, the online donation platform that allows donors to discover and donate to projects of interest.
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