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Accounts Payable Finance Assistants

Job summary

£24184 - £25709
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
10 August 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for 2 Accounts Payable Finance Assistants within the Directorate for Financial Management based in Edinburgh. These are permanent and pensionable appointments and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The Invoice Processing Team is one of two within the Accounts Payable and Vendor Maintenance branch, one of 4 branches in Financial Services Division, Directorate for Financial Management, Corporate Directorate General. These posts form an integral part of the Ministerial drive to support sustainable economic growth and the commitment to pay suppliers promptly for the goods & services the SG receives.

The invoice processing team which the successful candidates will join, process around 55k payables invoices per year whilst complying with all audit requirements and maintaining the ministerial commitment to pay invoices within 10 days. Other duties, some of which are office based in Victoria Quay, will include responding to customer enquiries received into the payables mailbox and resolving queries with internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications/ Experience Required
For these jobs in Band A, you must have experience of using the Oracle Financials Accounts Payable ledger and have a working knowledge of PECOS.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications/experience as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Operational experience of payables invoice processing using Oracle Financials.

2. Good written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to build good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
3. You will demonstrate strong attention to detail be numerate and show flexibility.
4. Good administration and organisational skills and the ability, with support, to prioritise workload and proactively manage work to ensure deadlines are met.

Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:

• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service

• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Lesley Ritchie at lesley.ritchie@gov.scot.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.  

The Scottish Government is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via recruitment@gov.scot

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