If you a dynamic and skilled individual with a background in financial management with desired experience of working in a Direct Payments Service then the role of Finance Monitoring officer may excite and be of interest to you.
The role of the Finance Monitoring Officer is to support the Disabled Children's Service to ensure that Direct Payments and payments for commissioned services are processed appropriately, providing support to the Disabled Children’s Social Work Team and the Family Support and Reviewing Team to ensure that families are able to access the support they need. You will also support the Direct Payments Manager with the monitoring of data and coordination of reports relating to the management of the Disabled Children’s Service annual budget. Experience of using a variety of financial systems or financial database recording systems is an essential requirement for this role.
You will work collaboratively alongside the Direct Payments Manager, Admin and Finance Officer and Business Support Service to ensure that finance-related issues are resolved and support other professionals to complete finance-related tasks, and ensure financial rigour in the setting up and monitoring of direct payments and in addressing misuse of funds. This function will also include undertaking annual monitoring risk assessments with families who are in receipt of a Personal Budget.
The Finance Monitoring Officer will also oversee and quality assure the expenditure of Personal Budgets and Direct Payments to ensure that invoices are reviewed and paid, pre-paid cards are managed appropriately and payment runs are completed for families in a timely and efficient way whilst supporting the commissioning of contract management via managed account providers and payroll companies.
Additional duties will include supporting the Direct Payments Manager to develop the practice and procedures within the Direct Payments Team as well as financial forecasting and completing annual service and performance reports.
As an employer and service provider, Islington Council is committed to eliminating discrimination and valuing diversity in all of our activities. We also recognise our community leadership role and will use this opportunity to promote our commitment to equality, diversity, community cohesion and fairness. We will monitor and address unequal outcomes for different equality groups and on the basis of socio-economic status to achieve our vision of fairness for all.
‘Dignity for All’ is the Equality and Diversity Policy for Islington Council. The Charter for Fairness and Equality lays out the agreed commitments between the Council and our partners. These policies provide the framework for embedding equality and diversity in all aspects of our work. The Single Equality Scheme will translate our commitments into practice.
The benefits of these posts include:
Specially designed core Disabled Children’s Service training programme, professional development opportunities, regular reflective supervision, good pension scheme and generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and an experienced management team.
Please ensure you address the person specification fully, referencing how you meet each specification in turn as fully as possible.
Closing date: Sunday 12th July 2020 at 23:59
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Rodney Gray, Service Manager DCS, 0207 527 3286