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Accounts Receivable Assistant 1074

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
29/09/2021 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Wansbeck Square
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
29 Sep

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Further information

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

The Accounts Receivable Team is part of the Recovery Team in the Council’s Revenues and Benefits Service. The team is based in Ashington and is responsible for invoicing and collection of sundry debt owed to the Council.

The role

The successful candidate will work as part of a team dealing with all aspects of invoicing and collection of sundry debt. You will ensure that the Council’s guidelines for the management of outstanding debt are adhered to. You will maximise the collection of recoverable sundry debt in line with Council policy and best practice, taking appropriate action where required. You will negotiate and monitor payment arrangements.

You must have a good general standard of education demonstrating literacy and numeracy or recent, relevant experience in a similar role; clerical/administrative experience; an awareness of best practice in service delivery; and an awareness of the General Data Protection Regulation.

You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to support the Council’s commitment to provide excellent customer service. A high degree of confidentiality is essential.

You must be a good negotiator, and be able to deal confidently with a full range of requests in sometimes difficult situations.

You must have experience in working as part of a team, as well as the ability to work on your own initiative to process high volumes of work accurately to deadlines. You should also have experience of operating computerised systems.

Experience of working with Oracle Fusion and debt recovery in a local authority would be desirable.

We are offering:

-A starting salary of £20,092 (£20,092 - £21,748)
-Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
-A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
-Flexible working arrangements
-Training opportunities relevant to the post.

For further information about this vacancy: Please contact Robbie Leese on 01670 624345 or Keith Teasdale on 01670 624284 for an informal discussion.

For a copy of the job description/person specification please click here

Closing date for applications is midnight on 29th September 2021

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview week commencing 11th October 2021

Please note that this is a permanent position but applications on a secondment or part time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council Website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

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