Finance Assistant

10.15 - 10.50 GBP Hourly + GBP10.15 - GBP10.50/hour
17 Apr 2019
15 May 2019
Contract Type
Finance Assistant


We are currently looking for a professional Finance Assistant with experience in an office environment to join our client, Redditch Borough Council . We are looking for experienced professionals who have over 6 months experience in the financial sector, with experience This role will be a full-time position.


??To prepare, check, scan and register all invoices on the Council's financial system Agresso, ensuring all invoices comply with HMRC regulations for VAT and CIS (Construction Industry Scheme).

??To receipt income daily which is paid to the Council, run and reconcile income posting at the end of the day and deal with queries from the bank if the totals do not reconcile.

??To produce the monthly report for the BVPI8 (performance indicator) figure and load onto the Council's Performance Monitoring System Covalent/Pentana.

??To check, balance and prepare the purchase card statement for payment, ensuring the correct VAT Codes and budget codes are used and a valid VAT receipt or invoice is provided, and monitor against misuse.

??To support the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable officers to effectively and efficiently provide the Council's Accounts Payable and Sundry Debtor services, and to deal with invoice and payment queries on a daily basis.

??To assist with the weekly creditor payment runs when required.

??To provide cover for sending AUDDIS and creditor BACS files when required.

??To prepare and manage an up to date authorised signatory file for audit purposes.

??To assist the completion of bank reconciliation by preparing journals, matching entries and maintaining the background analyses.

??To assist with the distribution of Council tax pay point cards.

??To open and distribute all incoming and outgoing post for the Finance department.

??To ensure all processes comply with regulations and audit recommendations.

??To assist in developing and maintaining financial procedures and working practices

??Commitment to the Council's Strategic Plan.

??To undertake other duties commensurate with the grade of the post.


??Knowledge of Construction Industry Tax Regulations

??Knowledge of HMRC VAT legislation

??Experience of working in a similar finance role and environment

??Experience of banking, payment and debtor procedures in a local authority

??Experience of Construction Industry Tax Regulations

??Experience of HMRC VAT legislation

??Is dependable and takes personal responsibility for getting the job done to a high standard and to deadline

??Numerate and have the ability to work accurately under pressure with minimum supervision and excellent attention to detail

The Client

Local authorities are committed to supporting their employees throughout their employment.If you are successful, you'll be joining a great team and be part of a high performing local authority who are passionate about ensuring you receive the right support to help you achieve your full potential