Finance Specialist

Our clientis a leading business service provider to public and private sector organisations throughout the UK and is central government orientated. They pride themselves in revolutionising their clients operations using their expertise and innovative solutions across a wide range of services, including Revenues & Benefits, Finance and Accounting, HR & Payroll and Customer Services.

The role would place the successful candidate at the core of their operation, being responsible for multi service lines which include client liaison providing a high level of technical expertise and will be one of a specialist team that support service delivery within the Cardiff operation.


Key Deliverables:

Deliver agreed SLA's accurately and on time for the services detailed on individual role description.

Meet individual targets and agreed Role Objectives and Measures (ROMs).

Ensure client and company policies and procedures are adhered to including GDPR, UK GAAP and government accounting rules and banking industry requirements.

Comply with company and local site policy and procedures.

Complete and apply all corporate training as required for your role.

Adherence to all company policies and procedures applicable to this role (available on Khub). This includes but is not limited to HR, Health and Safety, Finance, IT, GDPR, Information Governance, Business Continuity, Marketing & Branding.

Actively support in the development of departmental initiatives and strategies in the pursuit of excellence within business performance.

Ensure areas of responsibility are accurately monitored and managed in order to meet individual and group objectives.

Ensure regular and relevant communication updates are provided across team/specialist area.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

Educated to advanced secondary level or previous relevant experience.

Extensive knowledge and experience of accountancy/double entry book keeping is essential. Where appropriate supported by a professional qualification or membership to a professional body.

Previous experience in a similar role is essential.

Computer literate with intermediate skill level in Microsoft Office.

Numeracy skills.

Ability to work on own initiative.

Exceptional quality focus.

Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail

Excellent organisation and planning skills and ability to manage and prioritise workload to deliver to business requirements.

Strong customer focus.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Excellent time management skills.

Team player with a flexible approach to working.

Key Tasks:

Liaison with and management of external clients and service provider interactions providing a professional and timely response.

Completion of job specific Finance Specialist activities in accordance with client requirements and SLAs which may comprise of complex financial transaction processing, proactive management of reconciliations and exception transactions, receipting and payment management, specialist finance administration duties, authorisation of transactions to ensure appropriate control and segregation of duties and internal audit responsibilities.

Develop and maintain a detailed knowledge of the end to end processes under their area of responsibility. The Finance Specialist must ensure that this knowledge is applied and utilised to manage business processes and identify areas of risk which need to be remediated or escalated, applying the appropriate discretion to prioritise accordingly.

Production of high quality MI for internal and external recipients together with production of intelligent and coherent business documents as required.

Adherence and updating of procedures as applicable.

Provision of advice, guidance and training to colleagues in respect to areas of expertise.

Provide cover for other Finance Specialist services within the wider team.

Proactive thought and suggestion in respect to improving business processes.

Actively participate and support project activities and business development initiatives.

Protect all client and confidential information in accordance with corporate and client policies.

Complete all tasks accurately and on time in accordance with specific job description.

The post holder is required to take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and other persons who may be affected by their work, to comply with the Health and Safety Policy and to co-operate with Liberata on health and safety matters at all times.

Ensure that any performance management tools and internal service records are completed accurately and on time.

Any other duties commensurate with the level of the role.

If you are interested in this role and feel you have this background and/or skills please do reach out and apply, and if suitable we will be in touch.

Cardiff, Wales, UK