We are looking for an experienced full-time Finance Support Officer to join our busy team based at the main Council Offices at Argyle Road in Sevenoaks following an internal promotion. We are looking for a proactive, can do person with experience of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. You should also be able to deliver excellent Customer Service to help drive our award winning Council forward. Occasionally, you may be required to work slightly outside of normal office hours so a willingness to take a flexible approach to your duties is essential.
The work will require you to:
- Monitor Account Receivable customers and take recovery action as required
- Process data relating to supplier invoices accurately into Business World (Agresso) and respond to and resolve enquiries from suppliers.
- Process income received through the bank and other sources
- Enter information onto Excel spreadsheetsKnowledge of a computerised account package is essential. Use of Business World (Agresso) is desirable, however training will be given.
The Team: We are a team of five with diverse backgrounds and experience who put customer service at the heart of everything. Our team has a growth mind-set, we work together and take great pride in what we do. Never afraid to think differently and to develop new and bold ways to improve the way we work. We also provide healthy challenges and encourage each other to achieve the best outcomes. If you see these qualities in yourself, then we would love to hear from you.
There is plenty going on at Sevenoaks: we are an award winning Council having achieved the Guardian Public Service Awards 2016 for being financially self-sufficient and we have just been shortlisted for the Public Finance Team of the Year – Council. We are one of the few organisations in the country to retain its Platinum Investors in People status. We were voted LGC Council of the Year 2017 and won a Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation award in 2018.
Benefits: We offer an assisted car purchase scheme with loans of up to £10,000, a generous annual leave allowance of 24 days (with an additional five days depending on length of local government service) and the flexibility of buying or selling additional leave among many others. Details of the range of staff benefits offered can be seen in the document attached.
How to get to us: Sevenoaks is only half an hour from central London by train. The Finance team is based at our main offices at Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN131HG, which is a short ten minute walk from Sevenoaks train station. There is a free staff car park for those who prefer to drive.
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Sandra Adams, System Finance Officer on 01732 227372.
How to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted: Please read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role and ensure that your supporting statement explains in detail how you meet these requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.
Interview Date - Week Commencing 16th March 2020