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Senior Payables Officer

East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary details:
£24,982 - £27,741 pa
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Closing Date
29 October 2021 01:00 PM
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  • Senior Payables Officer
  • £24,982 - £27,741 per annum
  • Permanent
  • 37 hours per week, part-time considered
  • Based in Melton or Lowestoft

 East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled Senior Payables Officer to join our team and deliver high quality financial services. You will provide support to the whole Council regarding finance payables as well as external stakeholders. Therefore, good communication, sound time management and excellent relationship management skills are essential. 

Strong analytical skills, a logical approach to problem solving and an eye for detail are also essential requirements for this role. You will be working with a team of finance professionals with a strong team ethic and a drive to continuously improve the services it delivers. The ideal candidate will be a good team player with the drive to actively contribute to improving service delivery.

The suitable candidate will directly manage the payables team, allocating, prioritising, and supervising day to day work. Therefore, good communication and team working skills are essential, and previous line management experience would be an advantage.

Knowledge around VAT accounting and Construction Industry Tax (CIS) would be desirable, along with knowledge of finance systems. However, having the right person in post is our main priority, and training for a suitable candidate will be provided.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council and to hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work, take a look at our video.

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Great opportunities for training and development.
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays).
  • Local government pension scheme.
  • Free car parking (for when you are working in the office)
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the majority of our teams are working from home and there are strict social distancing measures in place for the limited number of staff working from our offices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Mike or Marie on Mike.Wood@eastsuffolk.gov.uk or Marie.Mckissock@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Closing Date: 29 October 2021               

Interviews: w/c 8 November 2021

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