Finance Co-ordinator

Job Category:
Service Northamptonshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 26
Rate £12.69 per hour

Purpose of the job:

To participate within the team to provide an effective administrative service in the processing of financial activities and information management relating to Personal Budget recipients who access PBSS financial services.  To support managers and provide management information and reports.


To establish systems and maintain procedures to manage, monitor and report on PBSS finance processes including:

-Financial transactions and returns relating to PBSS payroll or Holding Accounts

-Payroll services for customers who access the PBSS payroll service

  • Purchase Ledger/Supplier Invoice Systems
  • Processing of incoming invoices including checks on accuracy
  • Testing that each supplier invoice matches budgets set for each customer
  • Communicating with supplier, NASS Care Manager and customer as required when invoice does not match budget requirements
  • Maintaining accessible records of invoices in query by supplier and by customer
  • Providing specialist finance support, giving guidance and directing other staff in the investigation of queries
  • Investigate transaction queries and resolve any problems
  • Processing employee payments and testing that payments match budgets set for each employer
  • Communicating with NASS Care Manager and customer as required when employee pay does not match budget set
  • Preparation and processing of bank transactions including tests on accuracy and reconciliation to Sage transaction records
  • Recording incoming bank funding and other income within Sage
  • Maintenance of Allpay payment systems for Customer Personal Contributions
  • Updating customer contributions within Allpay
  • Input of transactions within Sage
  • Reconciling Sage transactions and carrying out account balance checks
  • Accessing reports/information within Sage


  • Supply of returns information for all Holding Accounts customers to LGSS MAP team
  • Managing incoming telephone calls and general office duties
  • Providing administrative support to Holding Accounts team members
  • Support with the management of Personal Contributions data and communications
  • Maintaining relevant Holding Accounts and Service User Databases
  • Assisting in collating statistics for reporting
  • Maintaining an efficient electronic filing system for Holding Accounts and other PBSS services as required
  • Assistance with preparation, collation, distribution and filing of local authority returns for holding account users
  • Assistance with holding accounts mailshot preparation and production
  • GCSE pass at A-C grade in Mathematics and English
  • NVQ level 2 in relevant subject (finance, administration, customer service, management) or equivalent experience
  • 2 years’ experience in working as part of a team within finance or accounting function.
  • Full range of MS Office suite and e-mail at intermediate level; experienced in developing databases and spreadsheets
  • Experience in using management information and preparing reports.
  • Able to process data and reports with a high level of accuracy
  • Experience working on Sage 50 Accounts software
  • Able to work effectively to deadlines and as part of a team; able to work flexibly and under own initiative.
  • Able to establish and review procedures
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of and commitment to data protection and confidentiality
  • Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro rata (including bank holidays)
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered after 12 weeks
  • 2% pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Consultants based on site within Angel Square
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications
  • Modern office facilities

We work directly with  Northamptonshire County Council to fill vacancies. Register today to be first to hear about all our live jobs.

Apply for job role

Call us or fill in the form below

Call us on 03301 242800
or fill in the form below


Yes By submitting this form I agree to Opus People Solutions'
Privacy Policy, allowing you to hold my details on file, to share
my CV with recruiting managers in order to find me a job and to
send me marketing information & job opportunities.

Why Choose a job with Opus LGSS?

  • Our consultants are non-commission based which allows them the freedom to work with your best interests in mind.
  • You will never be pressured into applying for a role that doesn’t suit you; we will take the time to work with you to establish exactly what you require from your next job and find you exactly.
  • We meet all our candidates face to face to talk about the type of role you are looking for. We get to know you, the hours you want to work, your preference for locations and the roles that you want to work in.


“I have dealt with Opus several times when recruiting temporary staff to my team. My requests are dealt with in a professional and friendly manner, and I know that I can approach them with any questions that I may have. Excellent service.”

Emma Williamson, Senior System Support Officer (Cambridgeshire County Council)

“Opus was very helpful in the recruitment process, I was lucky enough to get a placement within the council instantly. The team are incredibly friendly and are always happy to help.”

Jamaal Guthrie, Customer Service Advisor

“I just wanted to say how marvellous the LGSS recruitment team have been. I’ve got quite a few temps/vacant positions needing support and having Opus LGSS’ support has made everything so much easier. I’ve managed to fill one of my posts and I have interviews lined up for the others…”

Kelly Greenhill, Information and Support Team Manager (Northamptonshire County Council)

“The most important value that I have experienced while working with Opus, is the personal interface with the recruitment consultants. Being on hand and offering the opportunity to discuss the role and the type of candidate with the right level of skills and attitude.”

Tanya Pascual, Major Infrastructure Programme Manager (Cambridgeshire County Council)

“I highly recommend Opus as an agency. They were extremely supportive through all the recruitment process and the relevant paperwork. I’m thoroughly enjoying my new role and my colleagues are extremely friendly.”

Andreea Catarov, Business Support Officer

Let's talk about your next job...