Finance Officer - Accounts Receivable

Primarily at Kingston Guildhall Offices ​
Grade 5 - £22,956 - £25,746 per annum
26 Mar 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About us
In April 2017 the London Borough of Sutton and the Royal Borough of Kingston launched an exciting new Shared Finance Service. Our ambition is to ‘Add Value, Inspire Success’ and we currently have a number of exciting opportunities for capable and positive individuals who are ready to join us in realising this ambition.

About the role
Our Accounts Receivable is a dedicated team with a large appetite for continual collection improvement. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Accounts Receivable Officer to join our team to help maximise the daily income collection and enforcement process to both Councils through effective, responsive processing activity.

This will include the billing, collection and recovery of sundry debt, Adult Social Care, BIDS/CIL and Housing Benefit Overpayments in line with legislation. Reporting to the Senior Accounts Receivable officer, you will be responsible for handling your own caseload from start to finish in relation to debt recovery. 

The focus on this role is to collect outstanding debtor accounts, including Social Care debt, to encourage debtors to settle or enter payment plans. You will also be required to communicate with necessary parties with a view settling the debt and be confident in dealing with complex issues that may arise. These roles will mainly be based at the Guildhall, Royal Borough of Kingston upon thames.

About you
To be considered for this opportunity you must be at least a Maths and English GCSE or equivalent and have experience working in a Credit Control or Finance environment. You will be required to monitor caseloads, produce reports and provide performance updates to the Accounts Receivable Supervisor.

Our offer
We can offer you a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition strongly encouraged here in Sutton and Kingston, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

In addition, we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff allowing you to work flexibly from our Sutton and Kingston Offices, whilst on the move, and at home following the introduction of Google Chromebooks and Google Apps, which have acted as a key enabler for collaborative and streamlined working.

We also offer a huge variety of staff benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexi-time
  • Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership

Please apply online by uploading your CV and a supporting statement outlining why you would be a great fit for this role, and what skills, experience and knowledge you can bring. Please ensure you refer to Job Profile when completing your supporting statement.

You can also learn more about our shared finance service by visiting our recruitment website -

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and therefore, the successful applicants will need to undertake a criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date for applications - Sunday 14th April 2019
Interview date - To be confirmed

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