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Financial Services

Finance Assistant / Finance Administrator / Accounts Assistant

West Yorkshire

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Location: Birstall, Kirklees, West Yorkshire

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Job Purpose:

The Finance Assistant will be responsible for the Purchase and General Ledgers, assisting with the Sales Ledger when necessary and will assist the Financial Director with the accurate and timely production of the monthly Management packs for the Group of companies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creation and maintenance of supplier, credit card and employee expense accounts ensuring appropriate information is collated and processed in line with company procedure
  • Day to day management of purchase ledger, processing invoices through purchase order processing, supplier statement reconciliations, preparation of weekly payment runs, dealing with purchase credits where required, dealing with supplier queries
  • Assisting with the sales ledger, processing sales invoices through sales order processing, allocation of customer receipts, sending customer statements, dealing with customer invoice queries, processing sales credits in line with company procedure
  • Accurate inputting of all general ledger codes
  • Reconciliations of all company bank accounts, including foreign currency accounts, including all postings
  • Managing the petty cash float, ensuring all costs are posted and float is reconciled on a monthly basis
  • Assistance with the preparation of the monthly management accounts for all group companies, including reconciliation of all Balance Sheet items
  • Assistance with year end statutory accounts where required
  • Assist with financial compliance and regulation were required
  • Daily administration duties and other ad hoc duties as required by Managers/Directors
  • Provide support to other departments in the business as and when required
  • Contribute to the development of departmental policies and procedures
  • Ensure confidentiality on all matters relating to employees, service users/clients’ details and information obtained during the course of employment
  • To ensure adherence to policies outlined within the company Quality System and adhere to all other company policies and procedures
  • Ensure Health and Safety policies and procedures are adhered to at all times by self and colleagues
  • Any other duties as and when required by management that are reasonably within the capabilities of the person and are aimed at achieving the company’s objectives and goals
  • Attend training both in-house and external as requested by the Company

The Candidate:

Key Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Personable and able to establish effective relationships with colleagues and external customers and suppliers
  • Able to work both as an individual and as part of a team
  • Pro-active and self motivated
  • Conscientious and used to dealing with confidential data
  • Hardworking and reliable
  • Attention to detail
  • Well organised

Additional Requirements:

  • AAT qualified, or studying towards a professional qualification
  • Proficient Microsoft Office Skills predominately Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Good knowledge of accounts software and the ability to learn fast
  • Due to the nature of the activity, there may be a requirement to undertake work outside of normal hours and support colleagues in other departments
  • The role is Head Office based

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Finance Assistant, Accounts Assistant, Purchase Ledger, SAGE 200, SAGE50, Accounts Assistant, Financial Assistant, Accounts Administrator, Accounts Clerk, Finance Officer, Accounts Officer, Finance Clerk, Finance Administrator, Assistant Accountant, Accounts Payable, Accounts Analyst, Accounts Receivable, Credit Control will also be considered for this role.