Finance Assistant / Finance Administrator / Accounts Assistant

Bluetownonline Ltd
05 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Finance Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Location: Manchester

Salary: Competitive basic salary

Job Role

Our client is currently recruiting for a talented and dynamic Finance Assistant to join their Finance Department for a 10-11 month fixed term contract to provide maternity cover. Working closely with the Finance Manager and Legal Cashier, you will be an important team member. The ideal candidate will be someone who is comfortable working in a busy environment where numeracy and the meeting of deadlines is required. Additionally applicants must be confident with IT and be familiar with Microsoft packages such as Excel, Word and Outlook. The candidate must be able to work self-sufficiently on an independent basis although you will be based within a small and friendly team.

Our client are a top 200 Law firm that specialises in personal injury. They cover every area of personal injury including public liability, occupier's liability, road traffic accidents, employer's liability, industrial disease, serious injuries and clinical negligence matters. The company pride themselves in the work they do helping injured people.

Job description

You will be providing support for the members of the Finance Department. Your duties will be both financial and administrative. You will be working on your own initiative as well as acting as part of a wider team: Posting accounts transactions, making payments, performing accounting balance checks, investigating queries, ensuring filing is kept up to date on a daily basis, distributing reports as required and any other ad-hoc duties.

Main responsibilities
  • Clearing of anticipated receipts
  • Investigation of unidentified receipts
  • Disbursement write-offs
  • Posting of bank fees
  • Review of unpresented cheques
  • Control of petty cash
  • Pursuit of credit card and other receipts
  • Accounting for vending machine receipts
  • Updating management with bank account information
  • Processing of online bank transfers
  • Preparation of BACS and cheque payments
  • Collection of documents from Finance Department trays
  • Ad hoc financial and management reporting as required
  • Dealing with financial paperwork and filing for the Department generally
  • Other duties as may be required by the firm

Person specification

Required Qualifications/Training
  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above (or international equivalent)

Required Attributes
  • Basic Microsoft Excel skills
  • Comfortable working in a professional office
  • Likes being in a busy environment
  • Competent when handling financial transactions
  • Experience of entering information into computer systems
  • Confidence and ability to communicate at senior levels and to liaise with all parties, both internal and external
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Willing and able attitude

Desired Attributes
  • Knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts Professional or similar accounting package
  • Knowledge of case management or document flow systems
  • Understanding of double entry bookkeeping
  • Full clean driving licence

Holiday Entitlement and Hours
  • 37 hours between 8:30am-5pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30am to 4:30pm Friday
  • 20 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays, rising by one day each year to a maximum of 23 days. In addition, the office is closed between Christmas and New Year, and you do not need to use your holiday entitlement for this period.
  • Private medical healthcare after 2 years of employment.

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