Finance Officer (Direct payments)

Location Omagh, County Tyrone
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £10.40 per hour
Published about 2 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Graham Black
Job ref PS300622_1656586174

Job description

Band 3 Finance Officer (Direct payments)
1 month

The Client: Local Public body based in Omagh, serving local residents


  • To assist in setting up Direct Payment schedules for regular payment cycles and one-off payments to meet deadlines and ensure accurate payment to service users.
  • Contacting social work staff in relation to setting up of Direct Payments, including receiving and querying sensitive information about service users.
  • Assisting in maintaining an accurate register of all direct payment users and associated documentation and records.
  • To assist processes regarding the cancellation, suspension, increase and decrease of direct payment packages in response to requests from social workers
  • To maintain and update records in relation to all aspects of direct payments
  • Assist in monitoring quarterly financial returns from service users and following up when these are not submitted on time.
  • Assist in responding to basic enquiries from service users and staff by phone, email and letter
  • To assist in the recovery of all income due to the Trust from clients or their representatives
  • To maintain accurate manual and computer records of all transactions in respect of direct payments
  • To follow-up on all outstanding information required from social workers, service users and other parties.

General Finance Responsibilities

  • Maintain the security of all documents, information and systems within the department to the highest standard.
  • Ensure that all correspondence or other queries are dealt with according to department policies and procedures, and in a proper and prompt manner, referring to team leader as appropriate.
  • Assist the team leader in ensuring that all deadlines are adhered to e.g. daily/weekly/monthly reconciliations, monthly processing and reporting time


  • Maintain the security of all documents, information and systems within the department to the highest standard.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Ensure Health and Safety regulations are adhered
  • Maintenance and ordering of stationery
  • Maintenance of order books
  • Responsible for safety of keys
  • Ensuring photocopiers / office equipment are maintained
  • Administrative support to senior managers


  • 5 GCSE's (Grade A-C) including English Language and Mathematics / Accounts AND
  • 1 years' admin and clerical experience
  • 3 years' admin & clerical experience


  • Basic accounting knowledge
  • Knowledge of financial systems including working knowledge of spreadsheets and MS applications
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as a team
  • Ability to prioritise work to achieve set deadlines

Hours of work: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

In Return:

  • Rates of pay £10.40 per hour
  • Holiday entitlement

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