Finance Assistant

Provide financial support for all aspects of the business, existing and future developments

Finance Assistant

Role Overview

To provide financial support for all aspects of the business, existing and future developments; in a timely, accurate and efficient manner.

Common Tasks

  • Purchase Ledger duties:
  • Issue purchase orders for company purchases
  • Receive and process supplier invoices
  • Maintain and develop close working relationships with suppliers
  • Reconcile payables balances to supplier statements and deal with any discrepancies
  • Bank and Cash:
  • Set up supplier payments
  • Process bank transactions through accounting software
  • Manage direct debit and standing order payments
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
  • Update weekly cash flow forecasts
  • Accounting duties:
  • Process monthly journals i.e. Prepayments, Intercompany transactions, Depreciation
  • Manage fixed asset register
  • Prepare monthly fixed asset reconciliations
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Maintain and develop inter-team relationships
  • Assist in implementation of relevant Company policies & procedures
  • Support the wider team by performing other duties that may be requested or required
  • Any other duties as advised by the Line Manager from time to time

Key attributes, qualities and experience required

Desirable Experience:

  • Must be from a numerate background, either through practical experience in a previous role or as a graduate from a mathematical/finance or business related discipline
  • Experience of the day to day operations within an accounting team

Proven Skills:

  • Intermediate to advanced excel skills including Pivot tables and ability to manipulate and analyse large volumes of data
  • Should be computer literate with excellent IT skills – e-mail, internet, internal systems etc.
  • Should be able to manage multiple projects
  • Should be able to handle a high volume workload
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work flexibly, accurately and to tight deadlines
  • Must be able to function well in a team
  • Willingness to continuously develop processes

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