Financial Services

Finance Assistant

Permanent

  • Salary: £20-24,000
  • Location: Chester
  • Contract: Permanent

Working for this award-winning business in Chester, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Financial Accountants who are responsible for the transaction processing, financial management, reporting and general finance for the business. The company’s success has been recognised both within and beyond their industry, having won a prestigious “Best in Industry” award for the last four years, and have been recognised by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the “1,000 companies to inspire Britain”. The Finance Assistant will be rewarded with a staff pension, private medical insurance, death in service scheme, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, long service awards and staff discount.  
 To apply for the Finance Assistant role, you will be training for, or be AAT qualified (or equivalent), along with having proven experience within a commercial accounts or finance department. The Finance Assistant will have experience working with various accounting packages such as Sage 50, Sage 200, Xero. You should be able to provide clear communications between all parts of the business and will be forward looking in anticipating future challenges and opportunities and respond to these with effective planning.
 Key Responsibilities:

Supporting the Financial Accountants and wider finance team with accounting requirements
Supporting and resolving finance queries from teams
Supporting the Financial Accountants with production of full month end financial reports and balance sheet reconciliations, to include operational accounting and the financial forecasts and results
Assisting the Financial Accountants with production of the year end statutory accounts (including consolidation) compliant with IFRS
Supporting external audit requirements.
Production of monthly bank reconciliations
Production of daily receipts reconciliation
Processing of invoices, payments and other financial transactions
Assisting with completion of any returns and other compliance requirements
Assist in improving processes across the company to increase efficiency
Liaising with other departments and supporting ad-hoc requests
Working with the existing team to support projects and other aspects of financial reporting.
Working with the existing team to support internal audit requirements

    Essential Skills:

Minimum – training for or AAT qualified (or equivalent)
Experience working with various accounting packages such as Sage 50, Sage 200, Xero
Experience working in a commercial finance department
Experience working with MS Excel to an intermediate (or higher) standard
Attention to detail
Friendly approach to all members of the organisation
Highly self-motivated and proactive
Professional approach and attitude
Takes ownership
Maintains focus under pressure
Demonstrates a positive attitude
Strong communication and interpersonal skills   

 The Finance Assistant must have credible knowledge of the issues facing the business on a day-to-day basis and in the longer term. They should be able to pro-actively develop and improve business processes whilst maintaining the company’s professional image. They need to be able to provide clear communications between all parts of the business and will be forward looking in anticipating future challenges and opportunities and respond to these with effective planning.
 Keywords:  Finance, accounts, accountancy, AAT, Sage, Xero
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 Unfortunately due to time restrictions we cannot respond to every applicant, in the event that we haven’t contacted you within 48 hours please take it you have not been successful for this particular role, but your details will be kept on file and considered for all future vacancies
 
We are acting on behalf of the client as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy
 
We are an equal opportunities agency and welcome applicants from all backgrounds

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