Finance Assistant

G2 Legal Limited
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A highly regarded Manchester based Personal Injury law firm are currently looking to recruit an experienced Finance Assistant to join their busy accounts department.  The successful candidate will be working closely with the financial Director, Finance manager and Finance Supervisor. The ideal candidate will be someone who has demonstrable experience of working in a busy, high volume Finance Department and will understand the mechanics of sales and purchase ledgers. Additionally applicants must be confident with IT and have advanced Excel skills. The candidates must be able to work self-sufficiently on an independent basis although you will be based within a small and friendly team.


- The administration of the sales ledger – posting sales invoices, cash receipts and the preparation of customer account reconciliations
- The administration of the purchase ledger – posting purchase ledger invoices, payments and the preparation of supplier account reconciliations
- Taking cheques to the bank to pay in on a daily basis
- The processing of bank transfers
- Preparation of BACS and cheque payments
- Preparation of bank reconciliations
- Ad hoc financial and management reporting as required
- Assisting with preparation for annual accounts
- Dealing with financial paperwork and filing
- Liaising with On Time Reports staff in relation to accounting queries
- Assisting Express Solicitors Finance staff on an ad hoc basis
- Other duties as may be required by the firm 

Required Qualifications/Training

- Related qualification (e.g. AAT) or degree an advantage
- GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above
- Knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts Professional or similar accounting package
- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
- Experience of working in a highly computerised accounting environment
- Sound experience in sales ledger
- Sound experience in purchase ledger
- Sound experience in cashbook
- Proficiency in doing bank re-conciliations, both manual and automated