Finance Assistant

£26,000 pa
1 month ago

We are recruiting for a Finance Assistant on behalf of our client situated near Farnham, Surrey. This is an excellent opportunity to join a forward thinking established organisation. The role will include production of Management Accounts and other activities that inform strategic and operational decision making. Duties will also include managing Sales / Purchase/General Ledgers to trial balance, Payroll and provide assistance to outsource agency. Our client has a supportive, friendly senior management team. In return for your hard work and efforts our client will further develop your practical finance and accounting skills. Our client also offers a degree of flexible working hours during Monday to Friday 35hours per week.

Reporting to:- Chief Executive

Duties: –

Management of purchase, sales, general ledgers

Receiving invoices for payment and providing an initial check to ensure that they have been coded correctly (including VAT) and appropriately authorised through Purchase Order system;

Advise Chief Executive on Accounts Payable issues

Liaison with budget managers, staff and external suppliers to resolve queries in relation to payments;

Processing payment runs

Monitoring outstanding creditors & investigating balances

Preparing journals (including payroll journals)

Reconciling central billing statements;

Ensuring fixed asset additions have been processed in accordance with policy

Purchase invoice entry

Credit card reconciliations

Ensuring internal and external finance procedures are followed

Run reports from Sage as required

Sales Ledger and Credit Control

Enter transactions, showing income from commercial and charity onto the finance system;

Enter sundry bank receipts, including income collected via web, card receipts, interest and other income onto the finance system;

Completion of sales ledger and customer account reconciliations

Update sales ledger customer account and cashbook when income is received

Liaise with customers regarding any queries sales invoices

Monitor aged debtors and actively manage the recovery of debt, liaising with budget holders and customers, and keeping a record of communications


To coordinate monthly wages for all casual staff

Provide the outsource agency with all relevant information in time for processing and responding to queries in a timely manner

Ensure salary payments to staff, HMRC (PAYE), and pensions are received on time by setting up BACS and direct debit transfers each month

Ad-hoc tasks

Assisting with development of new financial systems and controls across the organisation

Assistance in bank reconciliations

Other finance tasks as directed by the Chief Executive (e.g. filing and supporting other team members as required – e.g. during periods of absence or busy periods).

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