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Finance Assistant

The Royal Zoological Society Of Scotland
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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The role

Administer the purchase and/or sales ledger in an efficient and effective way to ensure that all purchases and sales authorised, recorded and paid and that relationships with customers and suppliers are maintained. Perform a range of other financial accounting and administrative functions and processes to ensure that the accounting records are complete and accurate.

Some of the things you'll do:
  • Provide a full range of administration services and support duties which contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the Finance Department, e.g. collecting/processing mail, producing routine outputs including template letters and documents for wider team, ordering stationary etc.
  • Carry out activities using the financial accounting package, including the following:Using Financial accounting package
  • Process purchase orders & invoices
  • Reconcile supplier statements
  • Deal with a large number of invoice and purchase order issues and queries
  • Prepare and execute weekly one off and monthly payment runs
  • Collate a monthly list of invoices for which there are no purchase orders
  • Generate sales invoices
  • Review daily cash sheets for accuracy and reasonableness and process daily cash takings
  • Perform a credit control function and deal with customer queries
  • Recommend to your manager cost-effective opportunities to minimise the impact of your team's operations on the environment.

What we're looking for:
  • You'll have a good level of education at Higher grade or equivalent qualifications or experience.
  • Proficient in using a computerised accounting package and competent in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • You'll have accurate numerical reasoning skills and attention to detail.
  • Practical experience of working within a busy Finance team.Providing first class customer care and service, including dealing with customer queries

Please see the role profile for further information on what the role involves and essential/desirable criteria.
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