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Senior Payment Officer- Kingston Upon Thames

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: 100011159
  • Published: Mon 10/09/2018, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/09/2018, 11:47 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £25,821 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DW

This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. 

This is a 6 month fixed term contract.

From flexible working, we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the Role

Our payments team is part of the Orbis partnership, which encompasses Surrey County Council, East Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council. The purpose of this partnership is to deliver greater value for our councils, residents and customers by increasing efficiencies and exploiting the benefits of sharing people, resources and technology.

The Surrey Business Operational Teams provide a transactional services to front line services, by taking on these activities so this then enables them to focus on delivering excellent services for Surrey Residents.

The services are to enter invoices for Surrey, daily payment runs and dealing with queries regarding payments from Surrey services and suppliers. To ensure that we comply with HMRC rules and performance standards.

The payment team consists of 9 people - 2 Senior's, 3 Payment Officers, 3 Payment Assistants and 1 Purchasing card and CIS specialist. The main function is to ensure that suppliers are paid for the goods/services that they provide for the Council.

Surrey implemented a new system enabling suppliers to electronically to upload their invoices, which has improved what they can view overall including if an invoice has been processed and when due for payment. We are always looking for improvements to support best practice within Surrey.

The role needs someone who can contribute to improve systems and processes in order to develop the level of services provided. The ability to resolve complex queries via oral or written correspondence and work well within a team environment.

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working within an Accounts Payable team ideally for at least 2 years
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An ability to take a lead role within the team looking at better ways of working and implementing improvements
  • Flexibility to work to deadlines
  • GCSE A level standard, specialist qualification or equivalent responsibility

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Selina Miles on 02085419264 or by e-mail at selina.miles@surreycc.gov.uk

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Values and Behaviours

Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy. For more information about our values and behaviours please follow this link.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: 100011159
  • Published: Mon 10/09/2018, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/09/2018, 11:47 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £25,821 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DW

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