Finance Assistant - Maternity Cover

25 Jun 2018
23 Jul 2018
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
12-month contract for maternity cover; supporting the daily operational performance of the Finance Transactional Team, with the aim to deliver world class service to both internal and external customers.

You will be a key member of the finance team working with Accounts Payable/Receivable and Treasury as well as the wider group Finance team. The role will initially be 50 / 50 split between Accounts Payable and Receivable but it is envisaged that it will be more Accounts Receivable focused towards end of 2018.

Key Tasks and Accountabilities:
- Process Accounts Payable invoices ensuring all invoices are processed accurately in a timely manner.
- Aid resolution of Supplier invoices, escalating queries as required
- Allocate Customer payments, querying any discrepancies promptly to maintain company cash flow.
- Process customer credits liaising with multiple departments to ensure Customers experience a speedy resolution to any concerns. Control the CCR process within finance.
- Review order releases and credit holds to meet tight customer order deadlines
- Assist the Transaction manager in the management of the company's risk profile
- Assist other team members during the duration of the contract as transactional finance will undergo change.
- Challenge slow paying customers to improve their payment profile.
- Work with team to minimise unallocated cash

Knowledge and aptitudes required:
- ICM Associate (Desirable)
- High levels of numeracy and literacy
- Competent and comfortable analysing commercial financial data.
- Good Excel skills, with a sound knowledge of other business software
- Experience in an export environment preferred but not essential.

Personal Competencies:
- Self-motivated and ability to work to deadlines.
- A true team player able to interact with all colleagues and go the extra mile to help the team
- Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
- Ability to prioritise and organise tasks and apply urgency as needed with an organised methodical approach
- Strong communication and influencing skills
- Highly developed oral and written communication skills
- Adaptability
- Confident, professional yet friendly, calm and courteous manner
- Able to handle pressure
- Get excited by making things happen and therefore making a difference

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