Finance Support Assistant, Perth PKC05263

Perth & Kinross Council

  • Location: Perth
  • £17,174 to £18,714 per annum, GE3
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: PKC05263

Job Description

Finance Support Assistant, Perth PKC05263
£17,174 - £18,714
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD

Are you looking for a challenge? Do you want to work in a busy office environment in a varied role?

The Assessment & Charging Team, based at Pullar House, Perth, has a vacancy for a permanent, full time, Finance Support Assistant. The purpose of the team is to ensure that citizens of Perth & Kinross are financially assessed and charged correctly for any social care that they receive, while maximising their income and also ensuring that the providers of that care are paid correctly and timely.

Based within the Client Funds Section of the Assessment & Charging Team, you will work closely with finance and social work colleagues, external care providers and family and friends of our clients. This is a varied role which involves working to deadlines and places competing demands on your time. The tasks of the role include:-
• Checking and payment of invoices using financial systems
• Making applications to manage vulnerable clients funds
• Monitoring and administration of clients funds
• Contacting clients to discuss non-payment of invoices
• General administrative duties

You should have a mature and proactive approach to work and the ability to communicate with a wide range of people. With a flexible attitude, you should take a pride in your work, be able to understand and apply policies and procedures and have a desire to get things done right first time. Experience of using Microsoft packages, particularly Excel, is essential and a head for figures will be an advantage.

For further information please call Elaine MacDonald on 01738 476150.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth and Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the United Kingdom - qualifications, employment history (including references) and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

Please note: As part of the application process, when we receive your submitted application, you will be sent a job match questionnaire following the closure of the post. The questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Please complete and submit this questionnaire within 48hrs of receiving it.

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