Finance Assistant

Play Sports Network Ltd
Bath, UK
09 Jul 2019
02 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting to the Management Account in a fast growing and highly successful cycling media business based in Bath, we have a fantastic developmental opportunity for a Finance Assistant.

As well as managing your own workload predominantly based around financial processing and reconciliations, you will provide support to the PSN Management Accountant, across all areas of Finance for the channels business. The role will provide you with a good level of variety by exposing you to the commercial teams within both Video Production and eCommerce. You will additionally drive improvements in financial processing as the business continues to grow and become more complex.

There is already good expertise in the Finance team who will provide training as well as the opportunity for study support. Play Sports Network is growing and dynamic. This role would be a real draw to someone looking for career advancement.

Your key responsibilities will include

Supporting company management accountants, key responsibilities will include:
  • Management of multiple purchase order systems and processing of purchase ledger invoices
  • Resolving purchase order reconciliation issues with production team and eCommerce team
  • Assisting with month end procedures including preparing eCommerce sales invoices and eCommerce sales and bank reconciliations
  • Sales ledger processing, including reviewing new channel sponsorship and branded content contracts
  • Managing credit control, including sending monthly statements to clients, chasing payments via email and sending a monthly aged debt report to the commercial team
  • Assisting with the year end close and audit
  • Other ad hoc duties as required

You will know that you're doing a good job in the first few months if you
  • Are self sufficient around month end, providing reliable reconciliations and postings for review.
  • Meet deadlines within the month end timetable.
  • Are a fully integrated member of the team, working collaboratively across the department.

For this role, we need candidates to have
  • A part qualification in AAT or equivalent
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work to deadlines
  • Ambition to learn and grow and take on responsibility
  • Adaptability to a business that is growing and evolving
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team

And ideally we'd like
  • Sage 50 experience
  • Experience of working within media or retail
  • Good educational background

In terms of benefits, we offer
  • 5 weeks holiday, bank holidays & Christmas week shutdown
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Pension Plan
  • Bang up to date technology and equipment with which to work
  • Modern offices with air con, showers, bike parking & coffee machines
  • Company bike rides each summer during office hours
  • Christmas Party and summer bike ride/parties
  • Free lunch every month before payday
  • Free birthday pizza lunch out
  • Welcome gifts: GCN/GMBN cycling and casual wear
  • Up to 50% discount in the GCN, GMBN and GTN shops
  • A fantastically vibrant, positive, friendly, active and collaborative working environment

About Play Sports Group

Play Sports Group (PSG) is the world's leading digital sports media company focused solely on cycling and tri-sports.

Combining a deep love of the sport with peerless expertise in video and digital distribution, PSG has built a leadership position in the market, with 45m monthly video views to 3.1m subscribers amongst the 5.7m social followers of its eight channels that include Global Cycling Network (GCN), Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) and Global Triathlon Network (GTN), along with the first two of a growing number of non-English language channels, GCN en EspaƱol and GCN Italia. PSG channel presenters are engaging, knowledgeable former professional riders from the very highest levels who connect with the fans, and with world class athletes, teams and races, bringing their audiences to the heart of the professional sport with unmatched authenticity.

PSG also includes the award-winning cycling media agency, SHIFT Active Media who work alongside some of the biggest, most high-profile brands in the cycling world, and is backed by an investor group led by Discovery Inc.

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