Finance Assistant

RK Accountancy
11 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Due to reorganisation this successful retailer is looking for a Finance Assistant to join a small team of 3 and support the Head of Finance in preparing all the monthly statements.

Outline duties and Responsibilities:

Month End

  • Run the month end close down in Sage 500, ensuring that all reconciliations completed.
  • Ensure all recharge data for intercompany accounts is accurate and produce report/scans for submission
  • Assist with month end accounting including:
  • Preparing and processing Journals,
  • Calculating Accruals and Prepayments
  • Identifying and processing Recharges
  • Cost Allocations to relevant departments
  • Timely production of Management reports


  • Monthly Financial analysis to support the accounts
  • Weekly sales reporting
  • Overhead Analysis
  • Support Finance Manager with ad-hoc analysis & projects


  • Assist with external audit prep work
  • Assist with CT Analysis

General accounting

  • Process freight invoices against agreed rates
  • Process company credit cards, requesting receipts and allocating costs correctly
  • Reconcile and enter cash for TOG’s onto the accounting system, chasing any missing data as required
  • Compile and send weekly invoice and credit note data to Cenpac
  • Assist with accounting data input when required (processing purchase invoices etc)
  • Ensure all finance team paperwork is well organised and promptly filed

Essential Skills

  • Excellent MS Excel Skills, pivot tables, v-lookups etc.
  • High levels of accuracy & attention to detail
  • Ability to negotiate, delegate and influence and persuade in order to get the job done
  • Highly organised, team player
  • Able to work under pressure to deadlines

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to plan own time well to maximise effectiveness
  • Very good interpersonal skills
  • High energy levels
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Good team player
  • Self-starter
  • Able to perform duties with minimal supervision using initiative
  • Reliable, dependable, accountable for own performance
  • Willingness to help in other areas of the business as required

Part of the Kellan Group of companies, RK is a longstanding specialist professional recruitment consultancy operating within the Accountancy and Finance sector. Our business focuses in introducing accounting professionals to blue-chip corporates, AIM-listed progressive PLCs, VC/PE backed groups, independent family owned SMEs and entrepreneurial ‘starts-ups’ across all sectors. We provide a tailored service to our clients with a focus on lasting relationships and repeat business. For our candidates, our priority is to provide open and honest career advice and support, actively seeking out organisations to suit their skills and career aspirations. Please visit /

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