Assistant Finance Officer

Vargo Recruitment LTD
09 Apr 2017
09 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Vargo is recruiting for an Assistant Finance Officer on a fixed term contract of 12 months, with a chance of permanency within the transaction team of the finance department. The successful candidates will undertake a wide range of financial and clerical duties across the team. Inherent to these roles is a strong service delivery ethos and excellent customer service.


  • Preparation and issuing of invoices
  • Collection and recording of income
  • Data processing
  • Sales Ledger invoice creation/generation.
  • Debt collection, including third party and legal validation.
  • Cash Office duties, banking and receipt allocation
  • Agree payment plans and direct debit schedules
  • Record sponsor information for invoicing purposes.
  • Logging, scanning and distribution of incoming paper and electronic invoices.
  • Process purchase invoices, investigate and gain authorisation for price variations.
  • Monitor and review unauthorised overdue invoices.
  • Input of data to the Finance system
  • Input, issuing and printing of purchase orders
  • Process non staff expenses claims
  • Complete course conference bookings and provide payment to external organisations.
  • Assist in preparation of BACS and cheque payment runs.
  • Resolve suspense account queries.
  • Other data entry tasks as required.
  • Filing and general admin duties
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion


  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to communicate with internal and external clients at all levels.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative.
  • Ability to identify, work to and achieve predetermined deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Numerate and literate.
  • Excellent customer focus
  • Experience of working within a finance department,
  • Experience of working in one or more of the following areas:
  • Purchase Ledger and payment process.
  • Sales Ledger/ invoicing
  • Credit control/ debt management.
  • Cash management


  • Use of Quercus Plus and Admit systems
  • Awareness of Data Protection and Freedom of Information implications in data management
  • Experience of debt litigation process
  • AAT qualified or equivalent, or working towards a Financial or Business related FE, HE or professional qualification
  • Ability to communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in the Welsh language