Local Taxation Officer

Posted 03 November 2023
Salary £30 per hour via umbrella
Job type Temporary
Discipline Local Government Recruitment
Contact NameNathan Purton

Job description

Our client, based in Berkshire, is currently recruiting for a (fully remote) Local Taxation Officer on a 3-month temporary contract.

The position is due to start immediately on a full-time basis. The hourly rate is £30 per hour via umbrella for this role.

The successful candidate will have experience working with Northgate and be an expert in tax legislation.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Proactively and efficiently collecting income for the Council

  • Carrying out administrative and enforcement functions in respect of the billing, collection and recovery of Local Taxation in line with legislation in an accurate and timely manner

  • Reviewing outstanding debts & investigating using appropriate systems and available information to determine what appropriate action needs to be taken in order to recover outstanding debt

  • Monitoring high-risk debtors and taking prompt action in line with legislation and procedures to reduce and mitigate any financial loss to the Council

  • Instruct and undertake formal recovery action, as appropriate

  • Dealing with complex telephone calls from customers referred by the Customer Services Team

  • Undertaking all necessary actions to ensure that bills and other documentation is issued correctly and in a timely manner

  • Using an online computer database with the ability to work on multiple software systems used within the department, such as Northgate NEC, Information @ Work, Electoral role and external Enforcement Agents systems

Experience required:

  • Fully proficient in Northgate NEC system

  • Knowledgeable on Information @ Work, Electoral role and external Enforcement Agents systems

  • Experience working with customers within local government

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • IRRV technician qualification or equivalent

  • Knowledge of Local Authority statutory and legislative requirements

  • Northgate NEC, Information @ Work, Electoral role and external Enforcement Agents systems

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Fully remote working

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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