Accounts Receivable Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 14/10/2019 11:59
£19,554 - £ 21,166
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Wansbeck Square
Closing date:
14 Oct
Further Information

Accounts Receivable Assistant

The Council Northumberland County Council operates a huge range  of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.   For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working  

The Service
The Accounts Receivable Team is part of the Recovery Team in the Council’s Revenues and Benefits Service.  The team is based in Ashington and is responsible for invoicing and collection of sundry debt owed to the Council.   

The role
The successful candidates will work as part of a team dealing with all aspects of invoicing and collection of sundry debt.  You will ensure that the Council’s guidelines for the management of outstanding debt are adhered to.  You will maximise the collection of recoverable sundry debt in line with Council policy and best practice, taking appropriate action where required.  You will negotiate and monitor payment arrangements.  

You must have a good general standard of education demonstrating literacy and numeracy or recent, relevant experience in a similar role; clerical/administrative experience; an awareness of best practice in service delivery; and an awareness of the General Data Protection Regulation. You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to support the Council’s commitment to provide excellent customer service.   A high degree of confidentiality is essential.  You must be a good negotiator, and be able to deal confidently with a full range of requests in sometimes difficult situations. You must have experience in working as part of a team, as well as the ability to work on your own initiative to process high volumes of work accurately to deadlines.   You should also have experience of operating computerised systems. Experience of working with Oracle Fusion and debt recovery in a local authority would be desirable.

We are offering:
- A starting salary of £19,554 (£19,554 - £ 21,166)
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
- Flexible working arrangements
- Training opportunities relevant to the post.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Keith Teasdale on 01670 624284.

This post will close at Midnight on Monday 14th October 2019.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Rebecca Harding (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07770975678 or rebecca.harding@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.