Band 4 Finance Officer - Downpatrick/Newtownards

Location Downpatrick, County Down
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £11.53 per hour
Published about 2 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Coleen O'Hara
Job ref PSS1430_COH_1649165910

Job description

Band 4 Finance Officer



The Client: Local Government body based in Downpatrick/Newtownards, serving local residents.

The Role:

  • Collate information from Care Management regarding admissions to residential/nursing care. Interpret data and review for reasonableness and completeness.
  • Use initiative and sound working knowledge to follow up and resolve outstanding matters with the relevant stakeholders e.g. Care management/Benefit agencies/Legal.
  • Calculate client's financial assessment/re-assessment in accordance with the Charging for Residential Guidelines. A comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of this extensive document is required for complex matters. A sound knowledge of regulations in relation to Social Security benefit entitlements is also required.
  • Maintain/update Abacus residential module with client data received from Care Management including information from Declaration of Means and third party forms to enable accurate and timely processing of all functions.
  • Complete Monthly processes for Financial Assessments function in accordance with timetable including Home Payment Run, Invoicing Run and Credit control Dunning process.
  • Collate reports regarding clients as and when requested. This will require good knowledge of Abacus reporting module and proficient skills in Excel.
  • Responsible for the credit control function in respect of clients in residential/nursing homes. Within this role the post-holder will be responsible for completing the monthly Dunning process ensuring all clients are issued with reminder letters appropriate to age of debt.

Hours of work: 37.5 hrs per week


  • An HNC/D (finance related) or equivalent plus 1 year's suitable relevant experience in a finance department.


  • NVQ level 3 plus 2 years suitable relevant experience in a finance department.


  • 2 years recent suitable relevant experience in a finance department at Band 3 or equivalent.

**Relevant experience is defined as working in an office in a financial environment, e.g. making payments, receipting cash, assisting preparation of accounts or reconciling bank accounts

  • Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Trust which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post

In Return:

  • Rates of Pay: £11.53 p/hr
  • Holiday Entitlement

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