West Sussex County Council is looking for an Accounts Officer to join our Accommodation Team based from our Horsham office.
The Accounts Officer is responsible for setting up and managing rent accounts, processing invoices, recovering payments and financial tracking. The post-holder will also support the Accommodation Team with all financial administration relating to placing homeless applicants and their households into suitable accommodation. You will liaise with colleagues, external stakeholders and customers; excellent customer service and experience of excel is essential, along with excellent problem solving skills and an eye for detail. Knowledge of housing and or welfare benefits would be desirable.
WSCC doesn’t provide social housing, however we take a key role in protecting vulnerable families and young people; this includes a responsibility to families who have fallen through the housing authority’s safety net and providing assistance to households assessed as destitute as a result of their immigration status.
West Sussex County Council is a diverse organisation that provides services to more than 850,000 residents every day. Through the Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help Service, we will work with children, families, and young people to help ensure that every member is supported to achieve his or her potential. The foundations for mental health, emotional control, doing well in education and parenting ability are all set in place in the early years and the home surroundings. Family life and parenting are all important factors in determining positive outcomes for children as they grow and develop.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jace McColl (Accommodation Team Leader) at firstname.lastname@example.org on 03302222587.
To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter, which should outline your skills and experience and demonstrate how you match the key skills in the role profile. You will be short-listed against the key skills so please ensure you thoroughly evidence how you meet these.
This post is subject to 5 year referencing & health check.