Accounts Payable

Posted 5 days ago by Reed Finance Easy Apply Featured
My client, a local authority based in Catford, are urgently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Assistant to join their team on an interim contract (3 months rolling), paying up to £13.95ph PAYE (or £17.23 Limited).

Main purpose of job:

To provide professional, customer focused, efficient and effective financial transactional services to a range of stakeholders. To work with officers across the Council to ensure that appropriate financial controls are in operation including high volume and /or high value transactions. Ensuring all receipts or payments are dealt with professionally and in accordance with Audit recommendations and Financial Regulations.

Duties and responsibilities

1 To contribute to a first class Financial Transactional Service processing payments coming in and going out of the Council.
2 To be able to work to strict deadlines and timetables
3 Responsible for making and receiving payments to/from a wide variety of debtors and creditors
4 To contribute to the delivery of a wide range of financial processing functions by inputting data, validating data, analysing evidence and maintaining accurate and detailed records
5 To liaise with internal stakeholders across the Council (including, but not limited to, budget holders, team leaders and social workers) to ensure smooth running of the Financial Transactional Service
6 To liaise with, and provide good customer service to, external stakeholders (including, but not limited to, foster carers, suppliers of goods and services, PPF providers and other debtors and creditors) to facilitate the payment of invoices and / or the collection of payments. This should include taking a proactive approach to resolving any discrepancies.
7 To control and report on sensitive financial data, understanding appropriate levels of confidentiality and to operate accordingly.
8 To carry out regular reconciliations of financial records
9 To be recognised as technically proficient on a wide range of financial systems including an understanding of system interfaces.
10 To provide good general ad hoc and regular advice, relating to the transactional services function, to a range of internal and external customers, e.g. Council budget holders, junior members of staff, vulnerable service users and schools.
11 To understand legislative requirements, including HMRC and accounting codes of practice, standards and guidance and other related statutory and non-statutory guidance and to be able to apply this accurately within own work area.


- Oracle is a MUST have.
- Experience of Invoice Payment Processing.
- Able to process transactions/payment out.
- Answer queries.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 34645982

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