Senior Finance Assistant

Core Asset Consulting
Juniper Green, UK
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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Job Description:

Do you have experience in working within a busy finance function including responsibility for revenue, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and cash forecasting? If so, we may have a role that may be of interest to you.

Our client, a leading financial and technology services firm based in Edinburgh, is looking for a Senior Finance Assistant to join the team on at initial 13-month maternity cover contract.

Essential Skills/Experience:
  • Similar accountancy experience required and preferably gained within a financial services environment
  • Ideally be studying for the AAT (Association of Accounting Technician) or equivalent
  • Fluent in MS Office Excel
  • Sage experience is essential
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • To plan, organise and manage own workload to ensure the monthly oversight and reporting is achieved in a timely and accurate manner
  • Good organisation and administrative skills

Core Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for revenue, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and cash forecasting and enforcing credit policy
  • Prepare quarterly VAT returns
  • Contribute to the year-end financial statements and audit processes
  • Contribute to the drawing up of budgets during the yearly budget setting process and preparing variance analysis through the year
  • Prepare and process quarter- and month-ends
  • Ensure key accounting reconciliations are performed on a timely basis and in line with standard operating procedures with review or performing bank, credit card and cash reconciliations
  • Cash management across multiple accounts and currencies and processing creditor payment runs across multiple currencies
  • Working closely with the Finance Manager and reviewing work completed by the Accounts Assistant
  • Assist the Finance Manager in ad hoc assignments, including the preparation of statutory returns (FCA and ONS), and assisting with the collation and preparation of Management Information
  • Maintaining accurate accounting records
  • Liaising with all levels of the business, clients, and suppliers

Job reference: 12880

To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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Core-Asset Consulting offers specialist recruitment services to asset management, accounting & finance, asset servicing, legal and the wider financial services sector in Scotland.

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