Finance Assistant

SWNS Media Group
Bristol, UK
Closing date
8 Oct 2020

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South West News Service Ltd (SWNS)


Abbey Wood, Bristol, Avon (GB)


12 months fixed term contract for maternity cover


23rd September 2020


15th October 2020


PR, News & Media

Job Summary

Assist with the smooth running of the finance function within SWNS and the wider group. Duties will include processing, posting and call handling across many aspects of sales ledger, cash processing and purchase ledger and other administrative duties.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Purchase ledger duties which include invoice receipt, coordinating authorisation, processing, reconciliation of accounts and setting up appropriate payments
  • Checking and processing employee expense claims and credit cards
  • Investigating and resolving supplier queries relating to outstanding payments for services/goods received. Managing payments within a cash flow forecast
  • Cash book posting
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Sales invoicing
  • Usage recording for news content
  • Credit control
  • Remittance processing
  • Reconciling the bank accounts on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Assist in other Finance activities in the absence of the Finance Managers
  • Receiving and distributing post
  • Other duties as required from time to time

Person specification

Preferred experience and skills:
  • Previous experience of working in an accounts team and with transaction processing
  • Good accounting knowledge
  • Some working knowledge of Sage
  • Good interpersonal skills - to deal with suppliers and other internal and external contacts
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work independently with a particular emphasis on care and thoroughness
  • Strong and accurate numeracy and literacy skills
  • PC literate with experience of using Microsoft Office (particularly Excel), email and the internet

If you're looking to be part of a vibrant, forward-thinking company and have a passion for news and media, this could be the career opportunity for you.

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