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Finance Assistant

BrightBox Group
Closing date
9 Aug 2021

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Brightbox Group is growing quickly and we are looking for a finance assistant to join our team. The Finance Assistant, reporting directly to the Head of Finance, will be an integral member of the Finance team jointly responsible for delivering the company's revenue, profit and other non-financial targets.

Ideally, you will have experience working in a financial accounts role within a small to medium-sized business. You will have good attention to detail and a proactive approach to solving queries. As a remote working role, you will need to be able to work independently without constant close direction, however, we would like you to be within travelling distance from Manchester for any team meetings and events that we may do.

You will have strong interpersonal skills and be good at building relationships with internal and external contacts. You will have strong numerical, written, and verbal skills and be well organised with the ability to manage competing priorities.

The role requires the post holder to be flexible and to travel occasionally across the UK. Experience of Xero would be an advantage but not essential as training can be provided.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Processes and Reporting - assist with financial reporting from daily through monthly, quarterly, and annually across all financial aspects of the company
Performance - work closely with the Head of Finance and operational teams to ensure the financial performance of the company is monitored and controlled in a fit for purpose manner
KPIs - work with the Head of Finance to ensure the most appropriate KPIs and performance measures are in place to aid decision making
Cash and working capital - Ensure appropriate credit control processes are in place and upheld to minimise customer debtor days
Time reporting support - Ensure Associates have the facility to upload timesheets by onboarding them on to all required timesheet systems and ensure all Associates are offboarded from all relevant timesheet systems when they have completed their assignment(s)
Time reporting - Ensure Associate's timesheets are up to date and submitted on time. Use the data from all relevant timesheet systems to reconcile time reports and create client invoices on a weekly, fortnightly and monthly basis depending on the contract requirements. This role will require close liaison with the Associate Management team and external 3rd parties to resolve queries and ensure corrections are made in a timely manner
Balance Sheet reconciliation - help maintain monthly balance sheet reconciliations
Finance Journals - post monthly financial journals to ensure Xero accurately reflects the financial performance of the company (accruals, prepayments etc)
Accounts Payable invoices - ensure bills received are entered correctly on Xero and supplier details are accurately recorded. Liaise with other teams and senior management to ensure VAT receipts are provided for credit card payments and direct debits so VAT can be reclaimed
Sales invoices - help create accurate and timely sales invoices on Xero and other bespoke systems
Bank reconciliation - help ensure bank reconciliations are kept up to date
Bank payments - set up bank payments on the online banking system
Ad hoc projects to support the Finance and Operations teamsCompany Benefits are:

25 day holiday
private healthcare
company benefits programme providing discounts off many stores.
flexible/remote working
great team environmentIf you are interested in finding out more please get in touch with us with your cv
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