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Finance Assistant


  • Job Title: Finance Assistant
  • Responsible to: Finance Manager
  • Salary: Market rate
  • Hours: Full time (40 hours) or Part time (20 hours) temp to perm
  • Location: Bury St Edmunds

The Company
A young innovative company selling UK wide, energy and water-flow saving products to the domestic and business markets.

Purpose of Job/Key objectives
Supporting the Head or Finance in recording and retrieving financial details of the company, including maintaining financial records, processing payments, cash handling and salaries.

Role of the Finance department
Provides a complete finance service to the whole of the company, addressing all issues of a finance nature and providing all relevant information to meet external demands.

These services may include, but are not limited to, any of the following: budget setting, reporting and control, income management, financial reporting to external bodies, annual accounts preparation, debt management.

Principal Duties/Tasks and responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Head of Finance to ensure smooth operation of all finance matters
  • Creation of sales invoices from source documents and input in to finance system
  • Control Purchase ledger function:
    • Recording incoming purchase orders for authorisation and system posting
    • Purchase order reconciliation to invoice
    • Matching Purchase invoices to statements
  • Credit card expenditure analysis and posting
  • Employee expenses analysis
  • Control accruals and prepayment schedules and monthly posting to ledgers
  • Fixed asset ledgers
  • Plan, organise and manage own workload to ensure your contribution to the company’s monthly financial reporting process is achieved in a timely and accurate manner
  • Assist with end of year preparation and procedures
  • Any other duties that may be deemed appropriate to this role

Person specification

  • Essential Experience of working within a finance department
  • Basic understanding of accounting processes and procedures
  • Good level of competence in Excel, Word and Outlook and computerised accounting software
  • Good keyboard skills
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Good organisational skills used in planning own work
  • Calm and professional disposition
  • Self motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet targets and deadlines
  • Able to work in a busy office environment that often demands high levels of concentration
  • Able to respond effectively to changing priorities
  • Able to manage high volume workload
  • Able to work effectively with minimal management guidance/supervision
  • Willingness to accept responsibility
  • Good analytical ability
  • Good problem solving ability

To apply please send your CV to Gary Vatcher (gary.vatcher@savemoneycutcarbon.com) including salary expectations, notice period and if you are looking for full-time or part-time hours.

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