Finance Assistant

Ystrad Mynach
£17500 - £22500 per annum
17 Jan 2019
14 Feb 2019
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Reports To - Finance Manager

Work Days/Hours - 5 days per week, 8AM-5PM, with 30 minutes for lunch

Remuneration - As above, dependent upon qualities & experience

Holiday Allowance - 20 days PA

Location - Ystrad Mynach, approx. 15 miles north of Cardiff

This well-established business is now looking to develop & grow, upgrade systems, & continuously improve processes.

They are looking for a member of staff who is looking to develop in this environment, & grow their role & knowledge.


To primarily provide support in the company's finance team. Whilst the role reports to the 'in-house' Finance Manager day to day, it requires interaction with the wider teams, as appropriate for the task in hand.


- AAT qualified, or working towards qualification, or QBE.
- Has 'hands on' experience working with a number of accounting packages, ideally to include Xero & Sage 50.
- Is used to working to monthly deadlines (essential).
- Is numerate & has good communications skills, both written & verbal (essential).
- Has good IT skills, specifically using MS Word, Excel, & accounting software (essential).

Main Duties

- Raising sales ledger invoices, posting/sending of invoices, & allocation of receipts.
- Credit control duties, including sending statements, phone/email liaison, & taking card payments.
- Obtaining authorisation of purchase invoices received.
- Posting of purchase invoices, expenses & credit card transactions.
- Reconciling supplier statements to supplier ledgers, prior to making payments.
- Liaison with suppliers
- Flagging up appropriate payments to be made to suppliers, HMRC, leasing companies, employee expenses etc.
- Setting up payments for authorisation.
- Bank & cash reconciliation, including credit cards.
- Reconciling nominal ledger accounts & performing adhoc analysis (essential).
- Ownership of accounts generic email account, replying & filing as appropriate.
- Maintaining an organised paper filing system.
- Other administrative duties, as & when required.

Behaviours & Characteristics

- Is methodical, organised & reliable, with good attention to detail.
- Takes a forward thinking & proactive approach.
- Is flexible & able to adapt & contribute to changes in systems & processes.
- Is self-motivated & able to meet deadlines.
- Happy to work on own initiative & problem solve.
- Team player who communicates effectively & professionally, adapting style & approach to target audience.
- Possesses a confident & outgoing personality, in order to build relationships with internal & external customers.

The successful candidate will be a key ambassador of the company values:

- They act with pace & good humour, but never compromise on quality or service to deliver against the high standards they set.
- They listen to customers & to each other, to understand & learn what will create success.
- They're thoughtful & considerate, & love what they do. They care for their customers & for each other.
- They commit & deliver what they say, taking pride in the quality of their work.

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