Accounts Officer

  • Job Reference: 941637541-2
  • Date Posted: 10 March 2023
  • Recruiter: House of Commons
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

Introduction 

The Finance, Portfolio and Performance (FPP) team is critical to supporting a thriving Parliamentary democracy. We play a leading role in delivering the House of Commons' Strategy through business and financial planning, monitoring performance, supporting the delivery of projects and programmes across Parliament, and promoting innovation and improvement. Equally important are the financial services, systems, accounting, reporting and Members' services that we provide to keep the House of Commons Service working effectively on a day-to-day basis.


The Role 

The roles offered will be in one of the following teams:

Accounts Payable [AP] - This team is responsible for the processing and payment of invoices, managing and filing statutory returns, and managing supplier enquiries. The team is a key service provider to the House within a culture of open and supportive communication aiming to achieve challenging payment targets.

Accounts Receivables [AR] - This team is responsible for the collection and management of income received by the House. The team strive to deliver a comprehensive service to internal and external stakeholders within a challenging and fast paced environment.

As an Accounts Officer, you will be working in a busy team responsible for making all payments on behalf of the House of Commons. You will be responsible for special payments, assisting with monthly key controls and dealing with queries from a range of suppliers and customers around the House and externally.

Some of the responsibilities for this role include:

Accounts Payable

  • Timely and accurate payment of supplier invoices, claims, expenses, and reimbursements. This includes management and administration of delivery and credit notes.
  • Verification and maintenance of supplier records.
  • Produce manual payments such as CHAPS and foreign currency.

Accounts Receivables

  • Process bank, cheque, credit card & internal payments including the reconciliation of remittances.
  • Accurate and timely receipting of financial information onto the Houses' internal systems to ensure completeness of income.
  • Reconciliation and maintenance of specific income & debtor accounts.
  • Provide support to the Senior Accounts Officer in the House Cash Office (as part of the team rota).

 

Skills and Experience 

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • Numerate with experience of analysing financial information.
  • Good organisation skills with the ability to prioritise high volumes of work accurately.
  • Ability to work successfully within a team and build positive relationships with all stakeholders, whilst upholding the values of equality, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrates an ability to deliver excellent customer service through effective and efficient working.

 

Next Steps and Additional Information

If you would like to apply for this role, please submit an application providing evidence against criteria 1-4 in the Job Description. 

More information on the role and the full criteria can be found in the Job Description via the 'Apply' button.

Please note that most job offers will be made at the minimum of the salary range, other than in exceptional circumstances.