Finance Officer - £13.48 per hour + holiday pay

Immediate start

Up to 12 weeks with view to extend

Wembley Park

We have a great opportunity for a Finance Officer with experience of Purchase Orders to work as part of a busy team in Wembley.

Housing experience would be an advantage

Oracle Financials experience would be an advantage


Finance Officer duties will include:

  • Responsible under the guidance of senior staff, for the development and management of financial systems and procedures within the KS 3/ KS 4 PRU, Health Needs Education Team, Inclusion Support Team and Learning and Inclusion Resource Team.
  • Manage the purchase order system for the housing management department within LBB and undertake various tasks associated with the AP and AR ledgers.
  • Work collaboratively with the Council’s finance department by supporting (and using) any systems and/or processes in place and ensuring the timely availability and accuracy of the unit’s financial information.
  • Assist with the planning and monitoring of budgets, production of reports and records and reporting on the units’ financial position as required.
  • Monitor expenditure and income against agreed budget allocations and manage and maintain manual and computerised records and management information systems, including ORACLE and SIMS.
  • Carry out research, obtain information and analyse financial data and information,producing reports and records as required.
  • Carry out administration of complex procedures, including the completion and submission of returns to the Council’s finance team and other external agencies (e.g. month end and year end reporting; consistent financial reporting, schools financial value standards etc.)
  • Responsible for the maintenance of any asset registers or inventories.
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of budgets by providing timely and accurate information, advice and forecasts.
  • Liaise with suppliers/contractors, organising completions, monitoring completion of work and ensuring that appropriate financial procedures are complied with and that applicable registrations are in place e.g. VAT registrations are in place
  • Assist with the administration of payroll ensuring that payments and deductions are correct and bringing any inconsistencies to the attention of the Head of the KS 3 / 4 PRU and/or the Council’s finance team.
  • Maintain operational controls on and administer any cash or cash related systems, e.g. government procurement cards, pre-paid cards and petty cash, as well as ensuring the proper collection, banking and reconciliation of any monies due to or received by the service.
  • Liaise with the Council’s finance department any tax related matters (e.g. on self-employment and VAT), legal and insurance obligations and ensure strict adherence with Council policy, procedures and deadlines
  • Assist with the procurement requirements for supplies and services including (where applicable) obtaining quotes (and their assessment)
  • Provide advice and guidance to Head Teachers, senior managers and other staff in relation to budget matters and financial record keeping.
  • Participate in training and development activities and programmes, and attend and participate in meetings as required.
  • Carry out duties with due regard to the Council’s Customer Care, Equal Opportunities, Information Governance, Data Protection and Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of this post.

If you have:

Finance experience

  • Local Authority experience
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Good communication and numeracy skills
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Oracle, Sims
  • Knowledge of relevant financial policies, procedures and codes of practice, and awareness of relevant legislation

Then apply now!

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