Payments Officer

Guinness Partnership
£21,865 per annum
Expiry Date

Payments Officer - 5374

Salary:£21,865 per annum

Location: Oldham - Bower House
Department: Finance
Division: Payments
Vacancy Type: Fixed Term
Closing Date: 11 January 2021
Recruitment Advisor: Natalie Hey-0161 219 7293

About us

We’re in one of the most exciting periods in the history of Guinness and have ambitious, challenging objectives for the future. Our Guinness 2023 Strategy is all about our vision for creating and maintaining an amazing organisation, both for our customers and our employees. Over the next 2 years we will focus on delivering our vision to improve people’s lives and create possibilities for them – by delivering great customer service, providing great homes, being a great place to work and being a great business.

In order to deliver the increased volume and complexity of work as a result of the Guinness 2023 Strategy we are growing our Finance Group to ensure we have the right capacity in reporting tax, financial control and financial planning and consequently have an exciting opportunity for a Payments Officer to join our team in Oldham, Greater Manchester on a 9 month Fixed Term Contract.

Overview of the Role

Reporting into the Payments Supervisor and working alongside a team of 9 Payments Officers you will contribute to the delivery of an excellent and efficient service within the finance teams’ operation by assisting with monthly, quarterly and annual accounting requirements and ensuring the timely completion of payments runs.

This is an exciting and varied role where you will assist with range of payments activities. This includes processing invoices for payment, completing payment requisitions for Bacs or cheques, handling Barclaycard returns plus Chaps and Direct Debit payments and taking ownership of supplier queries and dealing with invoices on hold.

You will also assist in the development of plans and timetables that allow timely information and processing delivery (daily, weekly, monthly as required), ensure that the finance sub-ledgers are accurately maintained and that relevant control accounts are reconciled and suggest improvements to payments processes and monitor any improvements or changes made.

To be considered for this role you must have:

  • Extensive Accounts Payables experience
  • Proven customer service experience
  • A commitment to team working and the ability to adapt to change and be flexible
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Good oral and written communications
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent Excel Skills

Any experience of month end processes and/or experience of using Oracle Financials or equivalent finance system would also be advantageous but is not essential.


Level 2 Maths and English or equivalent

What’s on offer?

We offer an excellent benefits package that helps make The Guinness Partnership a great place to work. These include but aren't limited to:

  • Competitive salary of £21,865per annum
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays for a great work/life balance
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Eye test vouchers
  • Aspire - £100 allowance per employee each financial year
  • Professional subscriptions & qualifications
  • Access to our Benefits Portal  - which offers everyone Lifestyle Benefits
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Access to E-learning courses
  • Thank you award- by nomination

If you are interested opportunity and would like to apply for this role, please review the role profile.



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