Finance Assistant

Accountancy Recruitment Wales Limited
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
17 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Assistant to join a dynamic, market-driven manufacturing company. Further, this position offers the opportunity for study support after 12 months.

Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, the Finance Assistant will:

  • Become proficient in the use of Epicor ERP software and assume overall responsibility for the supplier ledger.
  • Work closely with Supply Chain and other departments, to resolve any invoice or purchase order queries, and to ensure timely supplier payments.
  • Ensure all invoices/credit notes are processed in a timely manner to meet required payment run dates.
  • Raise payments in line with supplier terms, ensuring that supply of product is not delayed by late payment.
  • Review Computime Real Time clocking-in software and process weekly Sage 50 Payroll. Resolving any queries, and ensuring that all staff are paid accurately to required deadlines.
  • Provide assistance to Finance Manager and Finance team with the production of timely and accurate management information and with any general requests for finance related data.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Matching all supplier and haulier invoices to the GRNI and processing in batches.
  • Processing all cash and credit card expense claims, posting to the system and raising payments to employees through RBS Bankline.
  • Supplier statement reconciliation.
  • Performing weekly/monthly BACS payment runs through RBS Bankline software and ad hoc BACS/CHAPS payments as required.
  • Month end ledger reconciliation and closure to strict deadlines.
  • Monthly reconciliation of bank accounts.
  • Process incoming Finance mail.
  • Process weekly wages, controlling the deduction of pensions, PAYE, CSA, AOE’s or any other maintenance payments that may arise.
  • Prepare and distribute daily management reporting figures.
  • To stop any business process or quarantine any product if quality, environment or health and safety is likely to be compromised.
  • Recommend actions for continuous improvement.
  • General office maintenance and awareness of Health & Safety.
  • Providing cover within Finance department as required.
  • Receiving or giving training as per business requirements. Monitoring those who have been trained and providing ongoing assistance if required.
  • Assist with any audit requests or any general ad hoc requests for information.
  • Assist with any other activity the business deems necessary.

Candidate Requirements:

  • AAT Qualified or equivalent
  • Able to work on own initiative or with others with minimum supervision.
  • Experience of working in a demanding accounts environment.
  • Delivering to tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn and progress.
  • Adaptable.
  • Proficient in the use of IT systems and software.
  • Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Organised, methodical and process driven.
  • Reliable and conscientious.
  • Problem solver.
  • Anticipates potential issues/forethought.
  • Sage 50 Payroll experience desirable
  • ERP system experience