Finance Assistant/Administrator

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Finance Assistant/Administrator
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Contract / Temporary

Oxfordshire 5228645

Posted: 23rd May 2023 17:29
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  • Pay Rate:

    £11.04 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 7 months

  • Abingdon, Oxfordshire,

    OX14 3JD

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Finance Assistant/Administrator

Reference no:  Oxfordshire 5228645

Pay Rate: £11.04 per hour PAYE 

This opening assignment is for 7 months

The role will become agile when successful candidate has found their feet - possible within 4 to 6 weeks.

The purpose of the role is to ensure the timely and accurate payment of invoices submitted by transport operators, while also assisting the team with other routine financial activities such as raising purchase orders, answering operator queries and banking.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all Home to School and Social Care invoices are processed for payment each month.
  • Ensure all Home to School and Social Care recharges are dealt with each month.
  • Maintain a monthly record of invoices processed for payment and invoice payments outstanding.
  • Raising Purchase Orders (PO) for Concessionary Fares, Others (Operators, Consultants, Room Hire for Training etc).
  • Auditing Shepherd or errors that the new system triggers (i.e., where route completed out does not match route expected).
  • Answering provider queries, assisting other teams with finance related concerns, KPIs, etc.
  • Postal Income Banking and Reconciliation.
  • Any other duties as required by the Transport Finance Team Manager.


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



  1. Good general education with GCSE grade 4 and above or equivalent in Maths and English.
  2. Qualification in Finance or at least one years experience of working in a Finance related environment desirable.


Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Able to demonstrate an eye to detail in spotting errors and discrepancies between data sets
  3. Strong interpersonal skills - is approachable, ready to consult and share information and communicates with sensitivity and understanding.
  4. Problem solving skills and the ability to manage in difficult situations eg: with reducing budgets and within tight timelines
  5. Good verbal and written communication skills including the write letters, emails, reports, and procedures using plain English.
  6. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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 us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

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: Oxfordshire 5228645
Finance Assistant/Administrator
Client Category: Local Authority

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