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Finance Officer

Hays Specialist Recruitment

Posted on Nov 4, 2022 by Hays Specialist Recruitment

Southend-on-sea, Essex, United Kingdom
Accountancy
28 Nov 2022
£11.9 - £13.7 Hourly
Contract/Project

Financial Assessments Finance Officer

Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea City Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend. Southend itself is a vibrant place to live and work, offering coastal living alongside excellent and fast transport links into London.

Working for Southend-on-Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment. As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from regulatory services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, social services, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.

Your new role
Southend-on-Sea City Council has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Adult Social Care Assessment team as a Financial Assessments Finance Officer on a full time and fixed term contract basis (1 year). The ideal candidate will enjoy working with people and would like to make a difference to people's lives by supporting vulnerable adult social care service users. This role will be based within a dynamic and forward-thinking team working across the office and at home.

The successful candidate will manage their own cases and provide advice and assistance to clients (or their representatives) to complete statement of financial circumstances forms in relation to their care needs. They will complete financial assessments to calculate the amount of contribution chargeable. They will also provide advice to clients on general welfare benefit matters, helping to maximize their income by identifying potential welfare benefit entitlement. Ensuring financial processes are completed in accordance with Care Act 2014 and in line with council policy and procedures.

To request a copy of the full job description, please contact Uzo Nebechi via email [mailto:)

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this role, it is vital that you possess good communication skills demonstrating empathy whilst dealing with people from different backgrounds and also be able to communicate sensitive financial issues. It is also essential that you have a good level of numeracy and literacy and possess the ability to analyse financial data. Previous knowledge of benefits and pensions and experience in a finance team or similar environment is advantageous. You need to be able to work on your own as well as part of a team and you must be able to manage your own workload.

Ability to use various MS packages especially Teams and Excel is vital to be successful in this role. Also to process and analyse data and financial information related to the Financial Assessments Service.

What you'll get in return
If you join the Council, you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working (with a blended approach to office and home working), salary sacrifice schemes, 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-on-Sea City Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to.
The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

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