Payments Assistant/Finance Assistant

Job Details

Nottinghamshire County Council are looking for an Payments Assistant To deliver operational activities within a payments team to facilitating payments to service users and internal and external care providers within agreed timescales, under the management and guidance of senior staff.


  1. To work to defined business standards and processes; performing specific finance and clerical tasks with due regard to confidentiality and safeguarding.
  2. To create, process and examine purchase orders and invoices to ensure they comply with Financial Regulations, relevant departmental procedures and statutory guidance.
  3. To clarify and resolve queries from suppliers, service users, external agencies, organisations and staff within the authority in connection with this role.
  4. To process payments to and recover overpayments from a range of internal carers, using bespoke IT software.
  5. Undertake and complete financial assessments on carers who meet eligibility criteria for the payment of specific allowances.
  6. To provide advice and guidance to internal and external customers relating to the post holders area of work
  7. To ensure the effective maintenance of manual and computerised information systems and procedures, ensuring the efficient and timely processing of financial data, reports, statistics and other management information
  8. To undertake accountancy and reconciliation duties
  1. Good literacy and numeracy skills to NVQ2 or equivalent
  2. Basic knowledge of Financial Regulations and Accountancy processes including VAT
  3. Basic knowledge of Data Protection Act

Payrate:£15.29 umbrella