Finance Officer
  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/21/154434
  • Published: Thu 10/06/2021, 11:25 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 25/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,183 to £24,491
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Agile, Merseyside

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Finance Officer

Band F

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.

You will work collectively with colleagues across Children's Services and partners to ensure Children's services is making Wirral great for children, young people and their families. To supervise, direct, support and develop staff in order to provide a professional and seamless business support service including the supporting and arrangement of multiagency meetings and provide financial, intelligence and administrative services which supports the functionality of children's services to meet local and statutory requirements.

In this role you will:

Undertake a range of financial management processes, including processing orders, payments and invoicing, petty cash, resolving non-standard issues, reconciling accounts and handling cash.

Be responsible for ensuring accuracy of information and payments that impact on budgets or financial controls.

Calculating and processing financial transactional data on business support systems.

Be proactive to minimise outstanding debt to the Council. This includes liaising with providers to discuss debt recovery.

Ensure the development of new customer accounts are aligned to existing ones and oversee the migration of all accounts into one system.

We are looking for someone who is well organised, who can manage their time efficiently and passionate in supporting the smooth running of the service.

The successful candidate will have excellent literacy and numeracy skills and qualified to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent and have experience of basic data input entry to business support systems and extrapolation. An understanding of confidentiality requirements. Experience of working in a customer service or office environment. Able to work to deadlines. Management of staff and a thorough understanding of staffing processes, leadership and sustaining excellent working relationships. Financial and budget management. Experience using Liquid Logic / Info View or other relevant databases.

Above all you will be looking to improve the way we engage with our employees/residents/customers to ensure they are at the heart of everything we do.

Interviews are planned for week commencing 28.06.2021

For more information please contact Katie Leigh - / 0151 666 5613

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home. In future, the Council will be moving to a hybrid of working arrangements for many of our roles with a combination of homeworking, office and site working as required.

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The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

It is Council policy not to re-appoint any employee who has left under the terms of the Council’s Early Voluntary Retirement (EVR) scheme or who have left with a voluntary severance (VS) package, unless in exceptional circumstances

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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