Finance Assistant - 6-month full time contract

Greens of Soham
Cambridge, UK
15 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company

Greens of Soham is part of Spearhead International which farms over 90,000 Ha across Central and Eastern Europe with a well-established track record of delivering solid business and revenue growth. In the UK we farm in excess of 4,000 Ha, primarily in East Anglia but with operations also in Sussex, Northumberland and the Scottish borders. Our primary focus is potatoes and beetroot and we are the largest grower of these crops in the UK. In addition, we grow onions alongside traditional cereal and sugar beet crops.

The Role - Finance / Accounts Assistant

The purpose of the role is to assist the Finance Manager with daily tasks as required for both the purchase and sales ledger. This role is focusing on two of the trading Companies but there may be the requirement to support others (five in total) due to the implementation of a new ERP system and changes likely around roles and duties. The role is likely to be required for 6 months but depending on the system and the changes, there may be the requirement for this role to continue longer.

Key Accountabilities
  • Process and take ownership of both sales and purchase ledger for two companies
  • Process journals for month end
  • Be a part of the NetSuite project team and attend training and planning sessions
  • Daily bank and statement reconciliations
  • File invoices, credit notes and other items as needed
  • Support the department and Director with finance and admin tasks
  • Process improvement - look for and make recommendations
  • Other tasks as they are delegated

The Person

The role requires someone with finance and administration experience. Good excel skills are a must and previous use of Sage, NetSuite or another ERP would be advantageous. Ideal candidates should have good analytical ability and be forward thinking.

Someone who can prioritise workload and multi-task is essential as is the ability to work in a small friendly team and able to take on new tasks across the finance function. Resilience is key as this is a busy office with little downtime.

Ideally AAT qualified or equivalent experience and good Maths and English GCSE's/O'Levels or Equivalent.

Other Information

The role is based at one of the UK farms, Lords Ground Farm in Swaffham Prior. The site is fairly remote with limited public transport, so driving/transport access is essential.

Full time role with standard hours being 8:30 - 5pm Monday to Friday, however hours can be flexible. Good pay on offer with pension and other benefits including cycle purchase and car lease scheme, free parking and free tea and coffee. As we are on a working farm, we have quite a casual style but even more so on a Friday.

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter including your current salary and expectations.


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