Finance Assistant

Newbury New Homes
Norwich, Norfolk
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Newbury New Homes is a boutique house builder based in Norwich, Norfolk who is currently building residential units across sites in the UK.

2017 is set to be an exciting and fast paced year, and will see Newbury New Homes enjoy a period of further growth as we undertake our first three full-scale contemporary new homes developments.

The role is responsible for operating and maintaining the Company accounts function ensuring that all relevant data is up-dated in accordance with agreed timescales and procedures, in a timely fashion.

The role requires regular interaction with customers and other departments within the Company providing help and advice in line with financial controls.


  • New supplier set up

  • Receipt of, coding and inputting of purchase invoices into accounting software

  • Reconciliation of supplier statements and working with the Budget Holders, follow up of issues with suppliers

  • Prepare and processing adhoc and monthly payment runs

  • Process credit card bills/ Expenses and Fuel cards

  • Assist with the general Company procurement and raising of purchase orders

  • Daily bank posting and reconciliation

  • Raise sales invoices as required

  • Maintaining and ordering office stationary and supplies

  • Handling and distributing am/pm office post

  • Assist the Finance Manager in the development of the accounting system, Company policies and procedures

  • Review and maintain the Contract schedule ensuring new/expired contracts are updated and that all invoices/payments are raised promptly and accurately in line with the contract

  • Responsible for the accurate reconciliation and maintenance of balance sheet accounts within a set month end timetable

  • Responsibility for the creation and updating of procedures notes for all tasks within the role

  • Proactively work to review process and implement improvements where possible

  • To undertake any other duties reasonable and commensurate with the role


  • AAT qualified
  • Min of 2 years’ experience in a similar role

  • Good operational knowledge of SAGE 50

  • Minimum GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English Language and Maths

  • Understanding of office procedures and protocols

  • Sound technical knowledge/understanding of purchase ledger

  • Sound technical knowledge/understanding of bank reconciliations

  • Sound technical knowledge/understanding of double entry/journals

  • Good Microsoft office skills-Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Ability to use their own initiative whilst being flexible and adaptable

  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team

  • Ability to deal calmly and efficiently whilst maintaining professional relationships with internal/external customers

  • Strong attention to detail and able to produce work with a high level of accuracy

  • Ability to work independently and prioritise own workload to ensure deadlines are met

  • Ability to solve problems in a logical way within the role remit

  • Ability to react confidently to new situations, using own initiative and available resources to complete tasks effectively.

  • Ability to work in an office environment that often demands high levels of concentration, changing priorities whilst coping with frequent interruptions

  • Willingness to learn and develop

Hours and Benefits

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm with ½ hour unpaid lunch

  • 25 days holiday per year pro rata (compulsory 3 days to be taken at Christmas))

  • Potential of discretionary bonus scheme subject to conditions

  • Option to join the Company statutory pension scheme

  • Private Health Care