Interim Transactions Officer
  • Employer: Surrey Heath Borough Council
  • Reference: FCS/23/240650
  • Published: Tue 16/05/2023, 12:54 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/05/2023, 23:58 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £14.07 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Surrey Heath House, Camberley, Hybrid Working, Surrey, Hampshire

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Interim Transactions Officer

Salary range           £14.07 per hour

Grade                    SH04

Contract - Casual - Up to 4 Months

Join Surrey Heath Borough Council and be part of an organisation who is committed to delivery through meaningful community engagement and excellent customer service. We have a friendly and supportive staff culture with people who want to help make a real difference in our community for everyone that lives and works here. We welcome a culture of innovation and creativity by welcoming new ideas from everyone.

The role sits within the Transactions & Systems team within the Finance Directorate. 

About the Role

As a Transactions Officer you will work collaboratively with team members to provide a high quality and efficient finance service to internal service areas and external customers and suppliers. 

Transactions Officers undertake fast and accurate processing, recording and posting of the Council’s transactions using the Civica Financials system.  You will also be responsible for ensuring that various reconciliations are completed accurately. 

Hours and location of work are to be mutually agreed with the hiring manager.  Your office location will be Surrey Heath House (remote working may be possible at specific times as agreed with the hiring manager).

We require a casual officer for approx. four months to help support the team whilst a system implementation takes place.

About You

Ideally you will hold an AAT or equivalent accountancy qualification and have a basic understanding of Local Government Services and Regulations and VAT.  Although not essential, experience of the Civica Financials system would be an advantage however training will be provided.

You will have prior experience in either Accounts Payable or Accounts receivable, be reliable, accurate, have good attention to detail, be confident and have the ability to prioritise and work under pressure. 

You need to present a professional and competent image at all times and be able to express ideas or facts clearly. You will have good interpersonal skills and excellent customer service skills.

You need the ability to plan and prioritise your work and be able to work concurrently on a range of tasks to meet deadlines.    You will provide regular updates on workload status and raise any issues in completing tasks to deadlines.

Additional Information


We are committed to providing a healthy work life balance for our employees, with hybrid working and other flexible working arrangements on offer. A laptop and mobile phone will be provided for your role if applicable. We offer a generous benefits package including a minimum of 23 days’ annual leave rising to 28 days after 5 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays, a generous local government pension scheme, free parking for all employees and payment of a professional membership fee. As well as subsidised gym membership at our local Places Leisure Centre and great savings from supermarkets, shopping, cycle to work schemes and holidays via the My Staff Shop scheme.

 Closing date:          31st May 2023

Interview date:       5th June 2023

 Contact details

For an informal discussion, please contact Michelle Smith, Senior Accountant, Transactions & Systems on 01276 707265,

Our Commitment

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.


How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. If you are unable to apply online for reasons of disability, please call 01276 707126 to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be made to accommodate your individual requirements.

Please note:

All successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks in line with BPSS guidelines, which includes standard identification, referencing and unspent conviction checks. Surrey Heath Borough Council undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.

For the best chance of successful application, please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as it contains information you will need to refer to when applying. We do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed application form. To reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. If you choose to submit your CV with your application form we request that you remove all your personal details before uploading your CV. This will ensure that Managers cannot see your personal details when completing their shortlist.  If you have not heard from the council within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. All unsuccessful applications will be removed and confidentially disposed of 6 months after the closing date.

If you have any further enquiries please email or telephone 01276 707126.

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