Finance Assistant (Sales Ledger)

Wessex Archaeology Ltd
Salisbury, UK
21 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK. We are a registered charity and invest our profits to deliver public benefit by gathering, interpreting and sharing knowledge about the past. We recognise that our employees are paramount to our success and aim to foster a working environment that protects the physical and mental well-being of our people.
The position:
We are seeking an enthusiastic, capable Finance Assistant to join the Finance Team at our head office in Salisbury. The ideal candidate will have some experience of working within a busy finance office but will be looking to develop their skills and experience.
Key tasks:
  • Managing our sales ledger: setting up new clients, creating and processing invoices and credit notes
  • Some credit control in support of the Credit Controller
  • Providing proactive support to our Project Managers on best practice in project accounting through our in-house project management system
  • Supporting the Chief Financial Officer in month and year end accounts
  • Providing absence cover and support for the rest of the Finance Team
Position requirements:
  • You will be able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • You will be highly motivated, positive and proactive
  • You will be commercially minded
  • You will share knowledge and understanding
  • Previous experience of working within a finance team and of finance processing
  • Confidence in using accounting packages and Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • AAT optional
  • Experience of interpreting contract payment terms an advantage
Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form along with a CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the post. Applications must be received by close of business on Wednesday 5th June 2019. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged.

Application form and full role profile can be found at:

Whilst Wessex Archaeology welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, it is essential that all applicants must be either a British citizen, EU National or hold a full work visa or a current work permit. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.

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