Finance Officer – Exchequer Finance

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Finance Officer – Exchequer Finance
TAUNTON, Somerset
Contract / Temporary

Somerset TCL0006 6B93 / 1

Posted: 25th October 2022 11:25
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  • Pay Rate:

    £9.99 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • TAUNTON, Somerset,

    TA1 4DY

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Finance Officer - Exchequer Finance

Reference no:  Somerset TCL0006 6B93 / 1

Pay rate:  £9.99 per hour PAYE

Please note that the pay rate for this role is likely to be uplifted to reflect a higher than standard holiday allocation

Hybrid role, one day per week in the office

This role is for an entry level Finance Officer to work within the cashiers team processing transactions in accordance with agreed practice and authorisation processes plus data entry.

Key responsibilities:

  • Process financial transactions in accordance with agreed practice and authorisation processes, e.g. Accounts Payable transactions, Accounts Receivable transactions, cashiering processes, master data transactions.
  • Act as a local point of contact for administrative and/or finance related queries, providing advice and guidance to operational and other staff, suppliers and customers, e.g. AP/AR/Master Data/Cash handling processes, Financial Management Regulations, administrative policies.
  • Administer financial schemes in accordance with agreed practice and authorisation processes, e.g. purchasing cards, petty cash, Construction Industry Scheme for tax, controlled stationery.
  • Monitor the application of corporate processes & practices and that they are implemented consistently to prescribed standards, e.g. compliance to agreed AP/AR/cash handling processes and authorisation of financial transactions.
  • Contribute, through participation in working groups, to the development of systems and processes, such as SAP and financial information systems.
  • Contribute to, propose and implement, solutions to many and varied problems relating to financial systems, procedures and reporting, e.g. process controls and changes in regulations. This may also include carrying out test transactions to ensure processes work as intended.
  • Oversee and maintain information on IT systems, such as SAP and spreadsheets.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English).
  • Evidence of work related professional development.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience of working in a finance environment and dealing with accounting, business process and statutory reporting issues.
  • Experience of providing advice and support to others.
  • Knowledge of regulations as they affect local authorities (e.g. VAT).
  • Knowledge of financial information systems such as SAP.
  • Good understanding of excel including more complex formula and functionality.
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
  • Positive, committed, thorough and confident approach.
  • Innovative and creative approach to service improvement and value.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and demonstrate adaptability and accuracy.
  • A strong team player with good ability to work independently.
  • Able to deal with queries and requests in a professional manner.
  • Sound analysis and decision making in dealing with complex accounting and regulatory matters.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates.   If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let  me know and we can send you some additional information for clarify.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



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Job Ref: Somerset TCL0006 6B93 / 1
Finance Officer – Exchequer Finance
Client Category: Local Authority

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