Finance Assistant

The Works Recruitment
05 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Assistant - Leeds - up to £20,000 (Maternity Cover)

We have an exciting position for a Finance Assistant to work in a luxurious setting with sweeping landscapes in Leeds. The role will be to carry out book-keeping and ledger processing for the estate & its associated limited companies for a period of up to one year to cover a maternity leave.

Job purpose:

To provide finance support including bookkeeping and processing of financial transactions to the estate.

Main duties and Responsibilities:

- Code and enter purchase invoices (including VAT coding using a partial exemption method)
- Prepare monthly BACS payment runs, make adhoc payments as needed
- Cash book - Code and enter bank receipts & payments and petty cash
- Enter and reconcile credit cards monthly
- Raise and post sales invoices (including VAT coding), manage repeating invoices, process receipts and chase debt
- Bank reconciliations using bank feeds
- Maintain analysis spreadsheets for processing and information
- Monthly inter-company and tenant recharges and departmental journals
- Any adhoc BACS payments and inter-company transfers and recharges

Person Specification:


- Experienced ledger/cash book clerk with an understanding of purchase ledger, sales ledger and cash book processing
- Able to undertake all aspects of daily book-keeping and timely month end procedures to at least extended Trial Balance stage
- Experienced in processing VAT and coding invoices under partial exemption
- IT literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft excel
- Attention to detail and accuracy
- Ability to work under own initiative and to prioritise and manage varied tasks
- Excellent time management and organisation skills
- Willing to undertake accounts processing tasks


- A working knowledge of the Xero accounting package
- Accounting qualification (e.g. AAT) or equivalent on the job training

Other Details:

- Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week
- Term: Maternity cover for up to one year
- Reporting to: Senior Finance Officer

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