Our client, a highly respected Public Sector establishment, based in Glasgow City centre, require a Finance and Project Support Officer on a temporary basis until March 2019.
The salary for the position is £15.02 per hour, working Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.
A minimum Basic Disclosure Scotland certificate issued within the last 12 months is a requirement of the role.
Accountabilities / Responsibilities :
Under the guidance of the Smart and Integrated Ticketing (SIT) Programme Manager, help prepare, collate, monitor and report forecasts for the SIT Programme Budget, regularly updating forecasts with new information
Organise regular meetings to discuss forecasts at least quarterly, plus organise / attend ad hoc meetings and fully engage in information exchanges and liaison with all relevant SIT project managers and TS Finance and TS European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) support staff as required regarding the SIT programme budget
Provide associated support as required, such as raising and checking purchase orders and invoices, and ensuring all items are correctly coded and allocated to capital or resource project lines as required via monthly ledger reconciliations
Prepare year end accruals and prepayments for the SIT Programme Budget
Development of the existing SIT account coding structure to facilitate transparent recording, monitoring and reporting
Process, authorise, file and record Concessionary Travel and Integrated Ticketing Unit (CTITU) Purchase Orders and Invoices, addressing and resolving queries where necessary
Regularly monitor the TS Finance invoice register for late and at risk of being late invoices for the CTITU. Following up as required
Provide assistance with the four weekly calculation, input and authorisation of accurate and auditable interim / advance and supplementary Free Bus Travel Scheme payments to around 200 bus operators.
Assisting with preparation, distribution and follow up of related correspondence and enquiries
Provide assistance with the monthly cash management forecast return and weekly forecast updates to the cash management team
Carry out or assist with other tasks and ad hoc finance related requests as required
Key Skills and Requirements :
Relevant experience gained in a similar role
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Financial background with an understanding of budgets, forecasting, financial reporting, purchase orders etc
Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
Excellent organisational skills and able to manage conflicting priorities to meet deadlines
Able to quickly develop a high level of responsibility, and have the drive, motivation and commitment required to meet objectives
A flexible approach with the ability to respond effectively to tight deadlines