Finance Assistant (15 Months)

27 May 2021
24 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a highly successful award-winning company based in a modern office in Chester. They have expanded in recent years and they are set to continue with their steady growth into 2020. Due to this growth, they are looking to add to their busy department with a Finance Assistant on a 15-month fixed term contract. The Finance Assistant will be joining an expanding dedicated team, who are always motivated to deliver timely results to an exceptional standard while maintaining the company's professional image.

Our client's success has been recognised both within and beyond their industry, having won a prestigious "Best in Industry" award for the last four years, and have been recognised by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the ??,000 companies to inspire Britain".

To apply for the Finance Assistant role, you must be AAT qualified (or equivalent), along with having proven experience within a commercial accounts or finance department. The Finance Assistant will have experience working with various accounting packages such as Sage 50, Sage 200, Xero. You should be able to provide clear communications between all parts of the business and will be forward looking in anticipating future challenges and opportunities and respond to these with effective planning.

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 9-530

Key Responsibilities:

?? Supporting the Financial Accountants and wider finance team with accounting requirements

?? Supporting and resolving finance queries from teams

?? Supporting the Financial Accountants with production of full month end financial reports and balance sheet reconciliations, to include operational accounting and the financial forecasts and results

?? Supporting external audit requirements.

?? Production of monthly bank reconciliations

?? Production of daily receipts reconciliation

?? Processing of invoices, payments and other financial transactions

?? Assisting with completion of any returns and other compliance requirements

?? Assist in improving processes across the company to increase efficiency

?? Liaising with other departments and supporting ad-hoc requests

?? Working with the existing team to support projects and other aspects of financial reporting.

?? Working with the existing team to support internal audit requirements

Essential Skills:

?? Minimum - training for or AAT qualified (or equivalent)

?? Experience working with various accounting packages such as Sage 50, Sage 200, Xero

?? Experience working in a commercial finance department

?? Experience working with MS Excel to an intermediate (or higher) standard

?? Attention to detail

?? Friendly approach to all members of the organisation

?? Highly self-motivated and proactive

?? Professional approach and attitude

?? Takes ownership

?? Maintains focus under pressure

?? Demonstrates a positive attitude

?? Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Keywords: Finance, Finance Assistant, accounts, accountancy, AAT, Sage, Xero,

For more information or to apply for this position please call our recruitment team on (phone number removed) or apply online for a call back.

Unfortunately due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven't contacted you within 48 hours please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies.

We are acting on behalf of the client as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

We are an equal opportunities agency and welcome applicants from all backgrounds