Rent Accounting Assistant (Permanent)

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Ref no: REN02731
Closes: Wednesday, 17th January 2018
Published: Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Location: Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley
Salary: £20,494 - £22,411 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Renfrewshire Council
Category: Financial
Sub-category: Finance Assistant / Officer


This post is internal and open to employees of Renfrewshire Council only. A vacancy has arisen within Finance Services for the role of a Rent Accounting Assistant, based in Renfrewshire House. Reporting to the Rent Accounting Officer, you will ensure that the cash and rental information held on the housing system is reconciled to the Council’s ledger system on a regular basis, including all relevant suspense and bank accounts. You will also ensure the integrity and accuracy of the rent accounting information relating to Council Tenants, liaising with other services as required.
You must be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar role working with financial data, particularly reconciliations. It is essential you are computer literate and proficient in the use of Excel and Word packages, you should also have effective organisational and communication skills, both written and oral with the ability to work effectively as part of a small team. You must be able to work on your own initiative to meet deadlines with the minimum of supervision and demonstrate a structured approach to problem solving. Experience of working in a Local Government finance environment and previous experience of other IT systems, particularly financial ledger systems, report writing tools or housing systems (e.g. ohms) would be advantageous.
If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks please visit Closing date - Wednesday 17 January 2018

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