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Accounts Receivable Team Leader

Staffordshire County Council
£36,648 - £41,418
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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It’s a great time to come and join the Finance team at Staffordshire County Council.  Our newly appointed Director of Finance has ambitious plans for the future and this role can help to put those plans into action

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

You will lead the Debt Recovery Team, whose role centres around the timely collection of accounts due and includes:

  • Manage a team of staff including co-ordination of work plans, monitoring performance and identifying appropriate development opportunities.
  • Develop and co-ordinate provision of exchequer functions through a team
  • Responsible for the efficient operation of the income system support arrangements.
  • Ensure the resolution of queries relating to the income system from all customers
  • Offer advice and support to staff on the basic functions of the authority’s financial systems, to ensure efficiency of operational processes.
  • Supporting the Income Manager and deputising for them in their absence
The Ideal Candidate

You'll be:

  • an effective team leader with at least two years of experience working in a financial function and have a sound knowledge of debt recovery processes and procedures.
  • 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.
  • have ability to communicate effectively with colleagues across disciplines and to work flexibly and creatively to meet changing priorities.

For an informal chat about these opportunities please contact our Income Manager, Roland Skelton on 01785 277304

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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