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Senior Debt Recovery Officer (Cash Receipting)

Employer
Staffordshire County Council
Location
Stafford
Salary
£27,803 - £31,364
Closing date
5 Jul 2024
Reference
staffscc/TP/12281/2165

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen to join our Accounts Receivable team, helping Staffordshire to face the issues currently challenging local government.

Our Accounts Receivable team provides a range of services with the aim of achieving the efficient and effective collection of income and the enablement of good financial management.

 

Main Responsibilities

Main Responsibilities

You will play a key role in the Cash Receipting Team, whose role centres around the timely receipting of cash from various payment methods and includes:

  • Providing specialist support and advice to directorate Debt Recovery Teams, SCC services and other bodies such as academies.
  • Management of SCC e-payments systems and collections, corporate collections via Direct Debits, management of bankruptcies and referred to drawer cheques.
  • Maintenance of reconciliations.
  • Maintenance of customer and transaction records.
  • Transmission of collection files.
  • Responding to all enquiries from internal and external customers relating to payments.
The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate

You'll be:

  • a team player able to effectively and efficiently process and reconcile large volumes of income to tight deadlines.
  • have good numeric and literacy skills and be effective in the use of Office 365 and in particular capable of retrieving and manipulating information for the production of reports.
  • Experience of producing financial reconciliations.
  • AAT part/fully qualified or have relevant financial experience.

For an informal chat about these opportunities please contact our Team Leader Cash Receipting, Ellie Westwood on 01785 276915 ellie.westwood@staffordshire.gov.uk

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

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