Positive Employment are currently with a South London local authority. They are currently looking for a proactive Finance Officer to become an intrinsic part of the team. The idea candidate will have previous experience of accounts payable and receivable transactions. The will also require an enhanced DBS. Duties and Responsibilities. Managing accounts payables and receivables transactions using appropriate systems and ensuring appropriate authorisation, Dealing with queries from managers', vendors' and customers' (including service providers / service users), taking appropriate action to resolve. Carry out system reconciliations, identifying discrepancies and taking remedial action. Participate in the Council's closing of accounts programme. Provide information and appropriate financial advice to budget holders and senior officers. Participate in the preparation of bids for funding. Participate in the preparation of financial information for internal decision making processes, e.g. Committee reports. Provide statistical and financial analysis. Taking ownership of a group / range of customers or vendors (includes service providers / service users / contractors) and carrying out regular checks of outstanding balances and actions required. Reporting suspected fraud and malpractice in line with the Council's Fraud response Plan. Supporting the investigation of any suspected fraud or malpractice.