Finance Officer - Accounts Payable

Location Coleraine, County Londonderry
Job Type Temporary
Salary £9.60 - £12.37 per hour + n/a
Published 4 months ago
Start Date asap
Contact Siobhan Holmes
Job Ref CC00036_1547653368

Job Description

Our Client, a Large Public Sector Organisation require a Finance Officer to join their team

Role : Finance Officer

Location : Coleraine

Hourly Rate : 1-12 weeks £9.60p/hr 13 weeks + £12.37p/hr

Hours of work : 37hrs Monday to Friday - 1 year fixed term

Main Duties :

  • Work in conjunction with the Senior Finance Officer in the operation and delivery of the Accounts Receivable function including processing, validating, payment collection via Direct Debit, direct payment, cheques or cash in accordance with regulation and Council procedures dealing with third parties to ensure compliance with the Debt management Policy in range of invoicing, taxation, banking and associated matters.
  • Contribute to the effective operation of the Accounts Receivable section through close working contact with Heads of Service, other Senior Managers and project teams as necessary by providing solutions in relation to financial issues which will have an impact within the remit of Accounts Receivable.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of the cash handling, invoicing and debt recovery functions to agreed timescales including the Accounts Receivable section's annual objectives and work programmes.
  • Validate and process customer invoices and credit notes within specified timeframes in accordance with procedures.
  • Establish, maintain and review accounts receivable management information and debtors systems in accordance with procedures.
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities of the role the post holder will be required to have the knowledge and capabilities to perform all duties within the Accounts Receivable Section, deputizing for the Senior Finance Officer when required, to ensure required levels of service are maintained.

Essential Criteria :

  • Five GCSE's (Grade A-C), or equivalent, to include a numerical subject and English Language.


  • Be able to demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples on the application form, 2 years' experience in:

    1. Working in an accounts team to include:
      • Preparation of payment runs;
      • Creation of Bacs/Cheque payments and payment listing reports;
      • Dealing with suppliers' queries and reconciling accounts paid.
    2. The use of an accounts software package such as Total or Sage.
    3. Collating information/data and preparing reports.


  • Alternatively consideration will be given to candidates who do not possess the required educational qualifications but who can demonstrate, by providing personal and specific examples, that they have 3 years' experience to include a - c outlined above.
  • A full current driving licence (Category B, valid in the UK) and access to a vehicle that will enable the post holder to meet the requirements of the post OR have access to a form of transport that enables you to carry out the duties of the post.

If you are interested and meet all essential criteria please apply via the link.

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