Finance & Procurement Officer

  • Location
    South Croydon, Greater London
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Financial Services
  • External Reference
    LBC6430
  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Accountancy & Finance

Finance and Procurement Officer


Hybrid working after initial training period - Ideally local to Croydon


Interview via MS teams and will include a test.


9 months - possible extension


£13.67 PH PAYE


£17.07 PH Umbrella


Due to backlog in the finance and procurement teams out public sector client requires a Finance and Procurement Officer.


To work as part of a procurement team in supplying partner local authorities and other customers with community equipment. This role includes supporting the partners/customers in purchasing equipment by reviewing and approving purchase orders. An important part of the role is liaising with the equipment suppliers to ensure that seamless supply of equipment is achieved.


In addition to work as part of the finance operations team to check and verify invoices to purchase orders. Identify issues, initiate and lead resolution of discrepancies by contacting relevant stakeholders, and tracking that items are resolved.


To check and verify invoices to purchase orders.
Identify issues, initiate and lead resolution of discrepancies by contacting relevant stakeholders and tracking items are resolved.


This will include adopting a robust approach where necessary e.g. asking managers for reasons that items remain unresolved, despite being highlighted.


Liaising with the procurement and warehouse teams on a daily basis to resolve queries on orders that could delay payment of invoices.


Verifying incoming invoices (including coding and tracking), against purchase orders placed, ensuring that the correct quantity, pricing and delivery charges are billed for. Highlighting any discrepancies to the relevant departments or supplier, making adjustments where necessary.


Run various reports from the system to show orders yet to be invoiced and contact suppliers requesting copy invoices


Develop a good working relationship with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure issues are resolved in a timely manner.


Adding new suppliers to the supplier database, contacting them and obtaining relevant information to accept them as an approved supplier.


Raising or approving purchase orders on the electronic stock management system assuring that appropriate discount on equipment is obtained


Actively maintaining and developing knowledge of community equipment


Managing mail boxes - dealing with Handling Field Safety Notices, including ensuring that any recall or safety alert is acted upon, dealing with notification requests for acquiring new or special stock requirements, and addressing supplier invoice queries.


To contribute and assist in the day to day aspects of the Finance and Procurement Teams and carry out any further finance or procurement related duties, as directed by the line manager.


Work flexibly within the team to balance the needs of the customers with those of the organisation. This includes occasionally covering for colleagues in similar functions and grades.













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