Temporary Accommodation Accounts & Payments Officer – Housing

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Temporary Accommodation Accounts & Payments Officer – Housing
Catford, London
Contract / Temporary

Lewisham 0006 146A / 1

Posted: 6th June 2022 13:30
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  • Pay Rate:

    £16.96 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 11 months

  • Catford, London,

    SE6 4RU

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Accommodation Accounts & Payments Officer

Reference no:  Lewisham 0006 146A / 1

Hybrid working  

The purpose of the role is to accurately prepare and manage the monthly landlord rent payments schedule (CONTROC) for all PSL properties for sign off each month by the Property and Business Accounts Team Leader or Service Manager in their absence), swiftly and accurately dealing with all anomalies so that landlords are consistently paid on time. Work closely with the Central Finance Team meeting service delivery standards and targets, providing report as and when required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Carry out booking in duties to admit homeless, NRTPF and/or other relevant service areas applicants to Nightly Paid accommodation as authorised by the team leader or service manager. Use a professional and customer friendly approach to deal with difficult clients.
  • Advise and ensure applicants are aware of their responsibilities regarding occupation of temporary accommodation and the need to inform the council of any changes in their circumstances.
  • To ensure that nightly paid invoices are checked for accuracy against the nightly paid spreadsheet and Academy before payment and that any overpayments are highlighted and dealt with effectively and efficiently.
  • Develop and maintain accurate financial data and information for the service.
  • Provide Financial & business support to the service by ensuring invoices are checked and passed for payment within agreed or set time scales.
  • Update and maintain spreadsheets on the Homeless Persons Removal Service.
  • Arrange removals of goods in and out of storage as required. Maintain full records relating to the removal service in accordance with procedures.
  • Prepare, file and send out official orders in compliance with the council’s financial processes and procedures.
  • Process and track invoices for payment. Entering expenditure codes, entering invoices on the spreadsheet and/or electronic database and then batch sent to Central Payments.
  • Maintain accurate accounts and appropriate data sets for budget monitoring purposes.
  • Participate in providing management information including statistical data for monitoring purposes.


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***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of managing competing demands and working on own initiative.
  3. Experience of accounting and good practice.
  4. Experience of creating and maintaining accurate data sets.


Knowledge & Skills:

  1. Good knowledge of how to deliver a first-class customer focused service.
  2. Good knowledge of the issues that face homeless households.
  3. An understanding of effective financial management.
  4. Knowledge of budgetary controls, financial regulation, contract management and standing orders.
  5. Basic knowledge of interpreting and providing statistical information.
  6. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  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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Temporary Accommodation Accounts & Payments Officer – Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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