Finance Assistant

Posted 5 November by N Brown Group
Here at N Brown, we are looking for a Finance Assistant to join our award-winning Finance department based in our Manchester City Centre office base, with socially distanced workstations and sanitizing stations around the business. This is a hybrid working role, enabling you to work from home or office (at a frequency agreed with your line manager) and staggered start times. We know these are different times and have embraced them to ensure our colleagues are supported.

???????As our Finance Assistant, based within our P2P department here at N Brown, you will play an integral part of the central finance community in supporting the functions and wider group department in being responsible for the accurate and timely payment of all invoices for goods for resale (stock) and goods not for resale (services).

As the Finance Assistantyour responsibilities will include:
  • Match purchase invoices to Goods Received Note’s/ Goods Inward notes/ Purchase Orders/ Import EFT payments and check calculations are correct. Advise on overspends and ask for authorisation from relevant manager/buyer.
  • Prepare the weekly payment for the goods for resale & expenses ledgers
  • Have responsibility for managing over 300 accounts
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding statements, invoice queries and refunds.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, internal financial control and audit procedures for the ledgers.
  • Scanning and circulating invoices for authorisation.
  • Reconcile all supplier statements in a timely rotation of various intervals.
  • Preparation of month end / half year/ year end accruals in line with finance timetable and delivering reports on inconsistencies

What we’re looking for in a Finance Assistant at N Brown:
  • Strong ability to multitask
  • High level of accuracy, as well as a strong ability to communicate, build & maintain relationships with both suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Experience within a similar/ office-based role particularly within Purchase to Pay
  • Inquisitive and problem-solving skills
  • Great time management.
  • An intermediate standard of IT proficiency and basic Microsoft Excel skills,
  • Able to demonstrate strong numeracy skills
  • Highly organised and proactive attitude
  • Great team player willing to continually strive to deliver

Our benefits:
  • A competitive salary (DOE) plus benefits
  • Company pension with up to 8% N Brown contribution
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Incredible colleague discount across all our N Brown Group brands (Simply Be, Jacamo, JD Williams, Home Essentials, Ambrose Wilson to name a few).
  • Local restaurant discounts across Manchester’s Northern Quarter
  • 24 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 over the year
  • Great tech to enable you to not only make doing your job easy but to also allow you to work from anywhere with a great WIFI connection
  • Onsite café at great subsidised rates

Who are we:

Here at N Brown, we serve our customers through distinct brands; we are experienced, gained from over 160 years of trading; Inclusive as we believe in fashion without boundaries; sustainable as we strive to make as little impact on the planet and focused on the future as we are ALWAYS looking for ways to develop our business and serve our customers better.

At N Brown we pride ourselves on being the best at what we do and put the customer at the heart of everything we do. But, most importantly, we recognise that it’s the people that make the difference to our organisation. So, are you ready for a new challenge?

If this sounds like the Finance Assistant role for you, click the apply link online today!

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check; having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams.

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