Transactions Administrator (12 month fixed term contract)

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We are recruiting for a Transactions Administrator to join the Transaction Services Team within our Finance and Business Services directorate on a 12-month fixed term contract basis, based in our Birmingham office. We have a flexible hybrid working approach, meaning the role will be a combination of office/home working. You would be required to attend the office 2 days per week. 

As part of your role, you will carry out routine financial and accounting duties in order to provide support to specific areas/departments within the organisation, ensuring the financial control function is running smoothly and in an efficient way.

What you’ll be leading on

  • Process transactions in accordance with standard routines, checking for completeness and obvious errors and making sure payments/receipts are processed in a timely manner.
  • Chasing settlement of all costs due to National Highways.
  • Investigate statements and records to establish the facts required to deal with queries raised by internal and external suppliers or customers, and others in the department, answering routine questions to ensure the provision of satisfactory financial control function.
  • Locate and extract specified information from files and records as requested.
  • Verify calculations and extract or allocate appropriate standard coding and attachment to documents, working with the Business Teams and wider finance function to ensure coding is correct and obtain information for incorrect or incomplete documents.
  • Liaising with National Highways colleagues and external stakeholders to ensure the quick and effective resolution of queries.

To be successful you’ll need 

  • Basic knowledge of financial or accounting function, gained through experience in a similar office environment.
  • Good understanding of financial/accounting procedures and how they fit the overall functioning of the department.
  • Experience working in customer service.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail.

A bit about us

Delivery is a huge collective exercise, with collaboration between Finance and Business Services - FBS - and every other part of the business. Getting it right means success for us all. Our remit in FBS is very broad - and there is a lot to do.

Want to know more?

To request a copy of the role profile, please contact quoting reference number # 5300


Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

A connected and sustainable working approach has been adopted across National Highways. For some roles, this means being able to work in a hybrid way spending up to 60% of time working from a remote location such as home.

We offer many different ways to work flexibly and we’re open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times. 

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and an approach driven by connected and sustainable working which includes hybrid working
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)
  • Qualifications and/or professional membership check (if applicable)

And finally 

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