The post holder will provide a service to support the business within the Financial Policy and Services Department at Headquarters and contribute towards the provision of a high quality service to the department's customers.
There will also be responsibility for assisting with the preparation of documents for year end and reviewing year end returns from establishments.
SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.
5 Standard Grades (including English and Maths/Arithmetic) at Grade 3 or above or NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience. ESSENTIAL
Hold a financial qualification or be willing to work towards this e.g. AAT, CAT. DESIRABLE
Competent in the use of a windows based finance package. ESSENTIAL
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook and able to demonstrate advanced Excel skills. ESSENTIAL
Experience of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Cashbook including online banking. ESSENTIAL
Excellent numeracy skills with the ability to analyse a wide range of information and experience of completing balance sheet account reconciliations. ESSENTIAL
Ability to work effectively on your own initiative and as part of a team with excellent organisational skills and the ability to work to a specified deadlines. ESSENTIAL
Good comminication skills with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of contacts. ESSENTIAL
Knowledge of accounting for non-current assets and of Public-Sector Budgeting processes and variance reporting. DESIRABLE