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Finance Assistant

  • Location:

    Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

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  • Salary:

    £17000 - £18000 per annum + negotiable subject to experience

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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Job Description

Our client located in Lytham St Annes, is seeking an experienced Finance Assistant to work Monday - Friday 0830 - 1700 (with 1 hour for lunch).

The salary is between £17,000 - £18,000 (depending on experience) with review after 3 months.

Position Summary:

Finance assistant reporting to the Financial Controller

This is a Full Time and Permanent Position

You are responsible for:

Varied accounting tasks on Sage 50 Accounts and Focus accounting systems
Credit control
Including some data analysis work
Assistance in Implementation of new finance application - Sage X3
Effective and regular communications with other personnel within the Company.
To support the department in achieving the necessary standards of service required and expected by the Company
Compliance policies and procedures particularly respecting Internal Control Procedures
Answering the telephone in a timely and courteous manner and effectively deal with the matters/ queries arising.

Your main duties include:

Complying with procedures/processes within the finance function
Control of book-keeping functions, including entry of sales and purchase ledger transactions, input into general ledger and at least monthly reconciliation of some general ledger control accounts.
Dealing with customer and supplier queries
Computerised Bank reconciliations
Supplier Bacs payments process
Ad hoc data analysis duties and provision of reports and analysis.
Cover for staff as and when required eg holidays, peak times.
Comply and adhere to all set timescales and deadlines
Calculating salesmen's commissions

Preferred qualifications:

It is expected that the position holder will have practical experience using recognised Accounting systems (eg Sage 50 Accounts).

Have proven and practical experience with:

Experience using recognised accounting systems and ability to analyse 'ad hoc' data reports
Able to work on own initiative and have flexible attitude
MS office applications - particularly Excel, Access database (preferable) and PowerPoint
IT related tasks
Working as part of a team
Communication at all levels

Benefits include:

28 days holiday incl statutory holidays
Free parking
Lunchroom facility
Staff discount scheme
Discretionary bonus

If you are interested, please email your CV or call me on 01772 400106.


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