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Finance Assistant

Posted 26 February by Directions Recruitment Specialists Easy Apply Ended

The key focus of the role is to support the group finance team in the processing, accounting, control and reporting activities.

Main Duties & Accountabilities:

  • Process supplier/raise customer invoices on the accounting package
  • Process/raise credit notes
  • Process bank account entries on the accounting package
  • Process credit card and expense claims on the accounting package
  • Reconcile supplier and bank statements
  • Produce and review customer/supplier ageing with commentary
  • Responsible for the Accounts payable/receivable
  • Manage customer/supplier queries
  • Distribute and reconcile Petty cash
  • Assist in the design and implementation of efficient process workflows
  • Assist in the procurement of systems to automate processes, reduce manual intervention and stimulate efficiency
  • Manage and maintain positive 3rd party supplier relationships
  • Assist with month-ends and audits
  • Assist with balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist with preparing accruals and prepayment
  • Assist with VAT reconciliations
  • Prepare journals entries for relevant accounts
  • Maintain fixed assets register with additions, disposals and depreciation
  • Perform analytical reviews of accounts when required
  • Ad hoc duties as requested by line manager and support the wider GPS team as required

Required skills, experience & knowledge

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a transactional finance environment
  • Proficient in all MS Office packages, specifically Excel
  • Basic accounting knowledge, including journal entries and accrual accounting
  • Experience with accounting and expense systems
  • Experience in a fast-paced corporate environment
  • Excellent communication skills, including spoken and written English, able to explain issues clearly and in detail
  • Excellent customer and supplier service skills and telephone manner
  • Can demonstrate robustness when being pressured to not follow company procedure
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy with problem solvingskills
  • Can demonstrate excellent time management skills incl. prioritisation, multi-tasking and working under tight deadlines
  • Good organisational ability
  • Flexible, friendly, and a team player - willing to assist, nothing is a problem

Reference: 34555732

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