Finance Assistant

Recruiter
121 Jobs Limited
Location
Ilkeston, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
24 Apr 2019
Closes
08 Apr 2019
Ref
1117123545
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified
Our client is seeking a Finance Assistant on an initial 4 month contract with the possibility of an extension. Working Hours: 37 Hours per week Monday - Friday Pay Rate: £9.00 p/h Job Purpose: To deliver an effective and efficient service for the financial assessment of applications to the councils Fund. Duties and

Responsibilities:
Undertake thorough and consistent financial assessments of applications to the council Discretionary Fund in line with departmental policies and guidance. Assist in the administration process of successful applications to ensure prompt and accurate awards/payments are made. In this respect the accurate and timely maintenance of payments systems will be required. To ensure that applicants' records are maintained in an effective manner. To provide advice and information to regarding the DDF process to applicants, their representatives and to staff, to assist with the delivery of an effective service. To liaise with professionals and colleagues from external agencies to gather information, convey decisions, and build wider understanding of the work of the Discretionary Fund. Have an awareness of national welfare benefits legislation and procedures Maintain an up to date knowledge of the local "wider provision" that might be appropriately available to applicants. Assist in the briefing/training of staff in other teams/departments about the scope and work of the councils Discretionary Fund. Skills and Experience: Broad administration or finance. Liaising with external agencies. Effective team working. Dealing with members of the public with sensitivity and tact. Decision making in complex but well-structured framework. Using information technology systems for data recording. Excellent numeracy skills. Able to work to strict deadline. Time management/prioritisation. Data protection requirements. INDAM Disclaimer: By applying for this role, you give consent for your information to be forwarded to our Client(s) and information of which may be retained within our databases

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