Finance Assistant/ Accountant

Recruiter
Mature Accountants ltd
Location
Derby, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Oct 2019
Closes
28 Oct 2019
Ref
1282305622
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client provides tailored financial products that enable the companies they work with to offer their customers easy and flexible options to spread the cost of membership. The business is looking for a Finance Assistant/ Accountant. You will be reporting to a Financial Controller and the C.E.O.

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Primary responsibilities
  • To ensure that the day-to-day transactions and financial records are accurate through adequate reconciliation processes.
  • Day-to-day transactions - responsibility for recording transactions in the accounting system and reconciliations.
  • Controlling receipt of purchase invoices and obtaining appropriate authorisation
  • Purchase ledger control - maintaining accurate supplier balances, proposal of payment runs within credit periods, set-up of the online payments, within cash flow constraints
  • Sales ledger control - maintaining accurate customer loan balances, analysis of daybooks and performing and timely credit control.
  • Bank reconciliations need to be performed daily/weekly, as needed.
  • Data entry is mainly purchase invoices and bank transactions and monthly journals including wages and salaries provided by the payroll department.
  • Loans Register maintenance and control.
  • Assisting with the monthly management accounts with analysis and including Profit and Loss, Reforecast, Cash Flow and Balance Sheet.
  • To maintain effective and efficient working relationships with all colleagues within the Company.
  • To support the Finance Controller in the introduction and embedding of new processes, systems and controls to strengthen financial management of the Company.
  • The financial analysis of the Company's products and services, costings, pricing and associated margins.
  • To support the Managing Director and Financial Controller in the evaluation of new commercial development opportunities and the preparation of business case proposals.
  • This Job Profile is not exhaustive. It will also be subject to periodic review and amendment to meet the changing needs of the business.

Candidate Profile and range of experience
  • Professionally part/qualified at CIMA, ACCA, ACA or AAT level.
  • Minimum of 2 years practical experience in a comparable environment.
  • Excellent understanding and practical experience of performing full reconciliations and analysis as basic part of the work.
  • Excellent IT skills and proficient in the use of Excel.
  • Working knowledge of digital processes.
  • Working knowledge of Accounting Software.
  • Working knowledge of cloud accounting packages.
  • Demonstrable practical experience in a similar role, preferably within a fast-moving commercial environment.
  • Consistent attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • The ability to self-manage and prioritise and planning of daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.
  • Self-motivating and able to use initiative in combination with common sense.
  • The versatility to enjoy and thrive within a dynamic small company environment.
  • Ability to work independently with the professional insight to know when to escalate an issue.

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