Commercial Finance Assistant

Ellis Knight Bespoke Recruitment Ltd
04 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Ellisknight are excited to be working with a telecommunications company who are looking to change the landscape of their market place.
We have been asked to assist them in creating a head office finance team, the client is growing at a rate of knots, and really is a game changer in their industry sector! If you would like to work for a rapidly growing company and are looking for a career move, then please call Matt Rushton on (phone number removed).

Purpose of the job
The Commercial Finance Assistant will be responsible for completing many of the periodic reports required for our clients across many different projects. The assistant will also be responsible for many internal processes including the creation of Purchase Orders and maintaining a register to track them.
Key Accountability & Responsibilities

* Preparing grant claim files monthly
* Managing the Commercial Finance inbox (review and approval of PO’s, Validation, Change Requests)
* Preparing evidence to support grant claims e.g. invoices, measures, timesheets
* Tracking qualifying operating expenditure – uncapitalized labour report
* Processing purchase orders
* Maintaining a register of approved validations and PO’s
* Admin and reporting in CEMAR (contract management system)
* Updating Customer reports and slide decks
* Reviewing and checking invoices for approval
* Maintaining clawback schedules and reports
* Provide cover for other team members
* Update and maintain new cost to complete reports
* Updating monthly project reports for review sessions
* Month end review of the ledger for project costs (improve accuracy of ledger and reporting)

Knowledge & Skills

* Process and systems mindset
* Effective communicator
* Well organised and can prioritise
* Basic understanding of financial and accounting principles
* Proven experience of providing accurate reports and information, attention to detail is essential to ensure the customers, both internal and external, requirements are met
* Strong communication skills to enable interaction with the wider business
* Strong Excel skills enabling efficient use of spreadsheets
* Demonstrated experience of being able to prioritise work load to ensure customer expectations are met in a timely manner
* Experience of providing financial reports on projects and liaising with Project Managers to help them understand the project costs
* Ability to work as part of a team

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