Finance Assistant

  • Job Reference: SWR2399
  • Date Posted: 27 July 2020
  • Recruiter: Spider
  • Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary: £20,000 to £25,000
  • Sector: Accounting, Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Finance Assistant - Spider is pleased to be working with an established Finance Company, who provide funding and project management for high quality, high return waste to energy and anaerobic digestion projects.  They have recently established a new company, within the group, to provide Operational and Maintenance services to companies within the renewable energy sector.  They are seeking an experienced Finance Assistant to join their team. 

As the Finance Assistant, you will be reporting into the Senior Financial Accountant and you will support the Finance team. Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Accounts payable:
    • Purchase order matching and input accounts payable invoices
    • Preparation of periodic supplier payment runs
    • Produce aged creditors reports
    • Monthly supplier statement reconciliations
  • Accounts receivable:
    • Self-billing checks
    • VAT invoice processing
    • Process receipts – Ofgem, GPA, PPA etc.
    • Produce aged debtors reports
    • Credit control
  • General ledger:
    • Processing staff expense claims, ensuring complaint with internal guidelines and accurate coding
    • Support to Financial Accountant and Senior Financial Accountant with analysis and investigations as required
    • Bank transaction processing
    • Preparation of bank reconciliations
    • Control of petty cash
    • Assist with the resolution of audit queries
    • Assist in the preparation of company tax returns and disclosures
  • General duties:
    • Responsible for filing invoices and documentation
    • Provide cross department cover as required
    • Ensure accurate financial data is provided by SPV’s
    • Identify and suggest process improvements

Skills and Attributes:Anchor

  • An enthusiastic team player who develops effective relationships with the team and works well in partnership with others
  • Experience of AP and AR ledgers in a multi-company environment
  • Working knowledge of SAGE and other accounts software packages
  • Committed to studying for AAT
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good Excel skills
  • Accuracy and high levels of attention to detail
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work
  • Ability to work alone and with initiative
  • Willing to embrace change and challenge processes to improve efficiency
  • Good customer focus to both understand customers’ needs and expectations and deliver their requirements  

This is a full-time permanent role offering an excellent salary of £20,000 - £25,000 depending on experience. If you have the relevant skills and experience, please apply by forwarding an up to date CV as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.

This vacancy is being advertised and handled by Spider, an Online Job Advertiser, and Specialist Recruiter. We provide an online recruitment advertising and employee selection service in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and beyond.

Additional keywords: Accounts Assistant, Finance, Accounts, Credit Control, Ledger

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