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Temporary Accounts Assistant

Allen Associates
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Looking to develop your skills within a world-renowned company based here in Oxford? We are looking for a dedicated Finance Assistant who will be a key member of the Purchase to Pay (P2P) team working alongside a small team.

As the Temporary Finance Assistant, you will provide a valuable link between the research scientists and suppliers. The successful candidate will have a professional and methodical approach to tackling high levels of workload to strict deadlines and be confident with working under minimal supervision

Please only apply for this role if you are available immediately.

Temporary Finance Assistant Responsibilities

Your main duties will include:

Monitoring requests for goods and services to ensure prompt processing
Coding requisitions against appropriate research grants or departmental funds
Reviewing and authorising the requisition within the authority level set
Liaising with stakeholder at various levels to ensure a smooth and professional delivery of Purchase to Pay services
Ensuring VAT exemption certificate are included in orders as appropriate
Processing invoices for payment on the system
Reconciliation of foreign currency invoices
Dealing with banking transactions such as petty cash and cheque donations
Production of receivable invoices as requested, maintaining appropriate records
Dealing with internal recharges as required including preparing journals
Responding to internal and external queries by letter, phone, fax and email
Proactively suggest, develop and implement systems to increase efficiency within the finance office and bringing these to group discussions and meetings
Assist with the review of monthly VAT transactions, Intrastat returns and other monthly reports as required
Ensuring regular liaison with members of the Finance Team to ensure the efficient running of all Finance Office operations
General administration when required.
Temporary Finance Assistant Requirements


Experience of Financial Administration
Experience in computer-based accountancy systems
Highly numeric with accuracy and good attention to detail
Excellent team working skills
Ability to work on routine matters with little supervision
Good verbal and written communication skills
Excellent IT skills.

Relevant experience within an educational environment
Previous Oracle financials experience
Temporary Finance Assistant Rewards

Alongside a competitive hourly rate, the Temporary Finance Assistant will receive the following benefits:

Holiday pay
Valuable experience in a highly regarded organisation.

Our client is based in Headington, Oxford (OX3), and whilst there is no onsite parking, there are public transport links nearby to/from the city centre.

The Company

Our client is internationally renowned for research and education for the benefit of society. Joining their company, you will find a unique, democratic and international community, a great range of staff benefits and access to a vibrant array of cultural activities in the beautiful city of Oxford.

Allen Associates is a leading recruitment company with offices in Oxfordshire and West London, recruiting for Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and PA/Administrative roles. Allen Associates operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on current vacancies please visit (url removed) and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google
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