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Connecting Talent to opportunity

Service Finance Officer


Job Description:

Service Finance Officer needed in Wembley £14.64ph PAYE - Reference:5187566


This role will involve:

  • To ensure that the NEG process for administration of the funding is implemented to a high standard across the service, reviewing and monitoring these continuously to ensure effectiveness at all times
  • To liaise with other teams and agencies, ensuring effective methods are in place to communicate information about the NEG offer to parents, partners and other professionals
  • To deputise for the sufficiency lead officer as required
  • To complete data returns (eg to the DfE, DCLG and internal teams), ensuring these are timely and accurate and review systems for monitoring
  • To be responsible for maintaining and uploading data and financial records accurately on to relevant systems, particularly ensuring that all children’s records are up to date on the database
  • To carry out financial monitoring visits to NEG childcare providers, reviewing provider accounts and supporting documentation to ensure that there is clear accountability for public funding
  • To ensure that all relevant paperwork relating to grant claims is sent to providers on time and within deadlines.
  • To deliver training and briefing sessions to colleagues and partners as required
  • To escalate emerging issues to the Head of Service as and when necessary
  • To be responsible for ensuring that all financial transactions are inputted accurately and in a timely fashion and support the functions and works of the Head of Service.

Ideally candidates will have:

  • Minimum of NVQ Business administration or post school qualification in the I/T field or equivalent
  • Project management qualification e.g. Prince 2 or equivalent
  • Knowledge of all relevant legislation pertaining to childcare and the provision of the free 2 year old childcare entitlement to ensure that all duties are met and sound professional advice can be offered

This is a full time role on a temporary contract basis.


If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to [email protected] quoting the reference number.


Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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  • Job Type

    Temporary, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Finance

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