Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Finance Assistant: Travel Services

Finance Assistant: Travel Services

Location: Lancashire

Contract: Part time/Temporary

Rate: £16.41/hour (Limited/Umbrella): £13.30/hour (PAYE)

Start Date: ASAP

*Hybrid Working



Job Description

Service Care Finance are currently recruiting on behalf of an educational institution in Lancashire who are offering a hybrid working opportunity.

They are looking for a Finance Assistant to join the team on a temporary basis.

The Finance Assistant will ensure the smooth operation of the institutions business travel requirements.

They will also be supporting the Director of Procurement in ensuring the compliance of the travel policy and associated procedures that apply to all staff, students and external persons travelling on trips abroad.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide a central point of contact and booking service for the business travel needs for staff, students and externals including providing advice on the Institutions Travel & Expense policy as required and directing staff to the travel platform as appropriate.

  • Ensure all of the institutions travel provides value for money and is compliant with the institutions Travel & Expense policy.

  • Carry out all bookings for student travel but also providing support for any, group, conference, or complex trip travel requirements ensuring they are authorised in-advance and in line with the Institutions Travel & Expense policy.

  • Provide regular reports extracted from the Click platform to budget holders and approvers to ensure full visibility of all trips being booked which are compliant and do not require upfront approval.

    Support these staff in tackling non-compliance of the institution travel policy.

  • Provide monthly travel data and analysis to the Director of Procurement for inclusion into the monthly expenditure report for VCG.

    This includes analysis of travel costs, compliance, savings, and travel trends both in Click and where manually booked via the travel team.

Candidate Criteria

  • 3 years travel industry experience and booking business travel.

    This should include complex and transient international travel needs.

  • Experience of dealing with expenses/subsistence matters associated with business travel.

  • Experience of multi-national visa application processes

  • Working in a customer-focused financially oriented business travel environment

  • Ability to quickly respond to verbal and written requests/enquiries with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Ability to use technology such as e-sourcing, finance systems, and Microsoft packages.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Anas at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208969 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.