Direct Payment Officer

  • Location
    Hampton, Greater London
  • Salary
    £16.92/Hour
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Finance Assistant
  • Job type
    Temporary
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    4517LBRW

This is an exciting opportunity to join our client as a Direct Payment Officer based in the area of Wandsworth


Start date: ASAP
Hours: Full Time Mon to Fri (09:00:AM - 05:00:PM)
Salary: £16.92 PAYE
3 Months



Accurate processing for payment of invoices. This includes managing individual workloads, and taking responsibility for investigating disputed or problematic invoices.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities



  1. Makes payments in accordance with Corporate, Audit and Departmental Guidelines.

  2. Follows relevant Council and Departmental financial and administrative polices, controls and procedures.

  3. Processes scheduled payments, ensuring the schedules are kept up to date and accurate, and any overpayments are minimised and immediately recovered.

  4. Investigates and resolves payments issues and disputes, including liaising with service providers and other staff and teams within the Department.

  5. Checks invoice details against commitment details, ensuring accurate invoices are processed in a timely way, and any invoices not matched to commitments are immediately investigated.

  6. Assists with the testing of payments systems, including changes being implemented and the introduction of new systems.

  7. Assists in keeping the Department's client database and main source of financial commitments and related information up to date with correct fee rates and contract unit costs.


Consultant: Sarah Gillan Telephone: 01782 349135


The application process is subject to the successful completion of background and reference checking. Adecco Group is an equal opportunities employer If you do not hear from one of our consultants within 7 days of applying for this role, please assume you have been unsuccessful in this instance.












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Please apply with your CV to: Sarah Gillan