Finance Assistant

29 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Assistant – Maternity Cover 12 Month Fixed Term Contract, Norwich, NR1

Competitive Salary + Benefits

We’re bigdog

Hello, we’re bigdog, a multi-award-winning creative agency. And we create ideas you can’t ignore. Ideas that are sparked by insight, developed with zero channel prejudice and delivered with skill and passion at every touchpoint. Our values are Agile, Energetic, Ambitious and Engaged.

To make it all happen, we have 160 talented integrated specialists, working across offices in London, Leicester, Norwich and Birmingham. But bigdog is even bigger than that. We’re part of the Mission Group, one of the UK’s most respected networks. Sharing skills and resources across 14 agencies and over 1,000 talented staff.

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Reporting in to the Head of Finance, we have an opening for a Finance Assistant to join our finance team in Norwich to cover a period of Maternity on a fixed term contract of approximately 12 months.

We are looking for an experienced Finance Assistant who can ensure transactions are executed and recorded accurately and in a timely manner; support the Head of Finance in managing the company’s finances and to support the Management Accountants with the delivery of their roles.

Key responsibilities:

  • Produce sales invoices in a timely manner, both from drafts created by colleagues and self-generated
  • Accurately record transactions, capturing all necessary elements in a timely manner, always meeting the Finance timetable
  • Provide support to the Management Accountants, helping them to fulfil their roles
  • Produce sales invoices and recording of other transactions to expected service level, demonstrating an understanding of the context of transactions and how they are reported within the Agency’s MI
  • Recognise wider requirements (e.g. payroll taxes implications) of transactions and liaise with appropriate colleagues in a timely fashion to ensure full capture for compliance and reporting requirements
  • Adhere to Agency Finance processes and expect the same of colleagues
  • Build good relationships internally across all departments, especially working collaboratively with the Head of Finance and others in the Finance team

Essential skills and attributes

  • AAT, or equivalent qualification and/or previous experience working at the equivalent level
  • Good Microsoft Excel skills; the ability to set up and maintain spreadsheets
  • Competent and confident in using Sage accounting software (we use Sage 200c Standard online), other Microsoft Office programs, and the Microsoft Windows environment
  • Ability to quickly learn effective use of bespoke software – we use this for time and materials job costing and recording
  • Apply a forward-thinking approach to all aspects of your work, displayed by a positive, proactive, can-do attitude
  • Practise good time management to meet various and multiple deadlines
  • Present effective written and verbal communications
  • Use good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills
  • Work flexibly to deliver Agency needs
  • Self-motivated, think agilely and be creatively curious and passionate about all you do

Benefits and Applying

  • 22 days’ holiday + banks holidays
  • Additional day off for Birthday!
  • Healthshield cover
  • Company Pension
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life insurance
If you are interested, please email your CV by clicking on the Apply button.
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