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  • Ref no: PKC06381
  • Published: 21/2/2020
  • Closes: 8/3/2020
  • Location: 2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH
  • Salary: £19,952.00 - £22,468.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Senior Payment Administrator - PKC06381
£19,952 - £22,468
2 High Street, Perth

Education & Children's Services (ECS) are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join the Finance Support Team.

Your organisational, IT and administrative skills will be critical to support the Finance Administrator and individual team members as they carry out their roles to ensure the business needs are met as they relate to payments.

To do this you will oversee the day to day activities of the payments team to ensure that all supplier, Foster, EMA, DWP and Direct payments are progressed within prescribed time limits following relevant guidance/ECS finance policy and procedures.

The successful post holder will have supervisory and line management responsibility for GE3 post holders.

You will be a critical focal point for the payments team and internal customers with your knowledge of the tasks that the team are involved in, as well as ensuring that the ECS/Corporate finance policy and procedures are implemented as required.

The Individual

You will be able to demonstrate high levels of organisational and administrative support to the Finance Support Team (FST).

IT skills are critical to the role and you will have good knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office applications and in particular Excel (preferably to an enhanced level).

You will maintain a flexible approach within the team with the ability to react to changing priorities quickly and innovatively, when required.

You will have a working knowledge of computer based financial packages and will be able to follow and apply associated best practice policies to assist team and internal customers when required. 

You will be be required to interrogate the financial package to extract relevant financial reports to to conduct financial reconciliations associated with ECS Services/Suspense Accounts within prescribed timescales.

You will be able to apply / instruct relevant guidance/finance policy and procedures as it relates to making supplier/EMA/Foster/DWP/Direct payments both within the team and FST's internal / external customer base.

You will demonstrate appropriate communication, supervisory and management skills through the co-ordination of work tasks, on the job training, performance appraisal and assessing work against expected standards.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Alison Stewart, on 01738 476244.

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

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