View Vacancy -- Senior Brokerage Payments Officer
We have recently reconfigured our Brokerage Service and now have an opportunity for a Senior officer in our Payments Team. Our Brokerage Payments Team is responsible for making accurate and timely social care payments.
We have common expectations of all our officers regarding their level of technical knowhow as well as their skills in finance payments, however even more important is your ability to meet challenging objectives of a service that helps to maximise independence of service users and collaborate with managers across other parts of the system to continually improve our service.
We are keen to attract applicants who share our ambition and have a track record of achievement.
To support the Brokerage Payments Manager to manage, lead and develop the Brokerage Payments team to ensure the team’s objectives are met and financial controls are maintained whilst promoting acceptable standards of service.
Responsible for prioritising the work of the teams on a day to day and longer term basis to ensure service demands and corporate targets are met.
To implement and audit internal processes both within the Brokerage Service ensure that financial data is accurate, is processed to agreed timelines and complies with policies and procedures.
To continually seek to improve business processes and systems in conjunction with other departments to ensure that the processes are relevant and effective. To write and review financial control procedures for all areas of responsibility described above in order that the department continues to comply with accepted practice and adapts to changes in business operations.
- Advanced level knowledge of Excel, such as the ability to conduct advanced sorting and filters, the understanding to devise complex formulae, use vlookup and Pivot tables.
- Ability to set up appropriate financial systems, maintain numerical information accurately, perform calculations and prepare unit costings.
- To be able to prepare and maintain information on performance, budgets, unit costing, annual estimates and performance measures and ensuring the completion of statistical and financial as well as management information.
- Knowledge of the core business of the service and of the relevant legislation concerning social care
- Knowledge of the Children Act 1989 and subsequent legislation relevant to the role.
- Knowledge of Safeguarding vulnerable Adults and Children
- Knowledge of Care Standards Act and associated regulations.
- Knowledge of Care Act 2014.
- Experience of managing a team within finance.
- Ability to manage organisational change including streamlining processes and business re-engineering.
- Ability to manage effective and efficient financial administrative systems ensuring that office procedures’ are adhered to.
- Ability to motivate, influence and empower staff and others to deliver agreed objectives and outcomes.
- Ability to work under pressure and respond effectively to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines.
- Ability to manage a large workload, prioritise, be flexible and arrange workloads to set targets.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively - oral, written and electronic - including producing complex reports.
- Ability to communicate clearly and tactfully with members of the public, staff and external agencies.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Experience of budget monitoring and reporting.
- Ability to undertake financial audit checks, analyse financial information and present financial reports in a coherent and auditable way.
- Ability and experience of monitoring and presenting monthly budgets within the children and Adult service.
- A good understanding of computer packages i.e. SAP and Mosaic (or experience of other finance and customer records database systems).