Finance Officer

By April 2, 2024 No Comments
Job Category: Temp to Perm Temporary
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Portsmouth

Positive Employment is currently recruiting for a Finance Officer for our client a local government based in Portsmouth.

The successful candidate will ensure that income billed to customers through the sundry debtor ledger is collected on a timely basis and that queries are pursued and monitored to ensure prompt resolution.

Part of a team of eight working on the collection of income billed through the sundry debtors ledger, which could be invoices raised for a wide range of different services, such as Licensing fees, Commercial rents, hire of school facilities, professional fees or a variety of different service charges.

This is a 3 month starting contract with the possibility for extensions (temp to perm opportunity available for the right candidate). 3 days attendance in the office hybrid split following a short training period.

Duties and Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Will ensure that outstanding monies owed to the organisation from their external customers are paid on time and to agreed payment terms.
  • Pursue and monitor customer queries to make certain they are resolved as promptly as possible.  This may involve liaising with other teams as well as external customers.
  • Responsible for own area of accounts to manage and this will involve monitoring aged debt reports and telephoning and corresponding with customers to maximise the collection of payment for current and overdue bills.
  • Negotiate and make recommendations on how best to recover or manage outstanding debts.
  • Accurately record the customer billing information onto the computerised recording system.
  • Taking payment over the telephone.
  • Producing monthly reports.

Personal Requirements:

  • Up to date working knowledge of credit control and collections is essential.
  • Understanding of financial billing and invoicing procedures is essential.
  • Basic accounting skills and the ability to reconcile customer accounts.
  • Experience with accounts receivable packages (knowledge of Oracle accounts receivable would be an advantage).
  • Sound understanding of how the requirement for Data Protection applies to Credit Control is essential.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to resolve challenging or difficult cases.

Working Hours: 08:30am – 17:00pm,  Monday – Friday

Pay: £16.63 p/h 

Please note this role is within the scope of IR35.

Key Words: Credit Control, Collections, Permanent, Public Sector 

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