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Date Added: Wed 14/09/2022

Finance Assistant

Huntingdon, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £23,000 - £26,000 per annum

This Finance Assistant role is being recruited on a permanent basis and offering great progression and mentoring in Huntingdon. The role will support the Finance Team in processing accounting information, specifically the purchase ledger, bank, sales and fixed asset register.

Client Details

This exciting, varied and progressive Finance Assistant role is looking for an individual with at least 1 years practical finance experience to come in advance their finance career. Based in Huntingdon is state of the art offices with strong public transport links from Cambridge and Peterborough. The role will include month end support, purchase ledger and VAT returns experience for this high tech consultancy employer of choice


Finance Assistant duties and responsibilities;

  • Processing, maintaining and ensuring the accuracy of the bank account postings on SUN Systems.
  • Cash reporting and forecasting.
  • Raise and process sales invoices and credit control.
  • Manage and maintain the Fixed Asset Register, recording additions, disposals and depreciation charges.
  • Assistance with internal and external company audits.
  • Assistance with the processing of monthly payroll.
  • Assist the Finance Department in the achievement of its daily, weekly, monthly and annual objectives and any other duties within the company as required.
  • Process all purchase invoices and employee expense forms in a timely manner, ensuring coding and approval of invoices is in accordance with company compliance and control policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and process twice-monthly payment run reports, updating all the payments to the ledger in a timely manner.
  • Reconcile supplier statements to aged creditor reports within the accounting system and resolve any issues.
  • Maintain the purchase ledger database for current suppliers' contact details and add new suppliers as required.
  • Raise purchase orders as required.
  • Administer the central finance email inbox.


Finance Assistant experience, characteristics and skills required

  • Strong experience working within a Finance department is required, preferably with experience of working in an Accounts Assistant role involving purchase ledger.
  • Experience or desire of working in a fast-moving environment such as a hi-tech or R&D organisation would be highly desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience of real competency in double entry bookkeeping and accounting principles is required, achieved either by relevant experience or via AAT/CIMA/ACCA/ACA professional studies.
  • Excellent IT skills, in particular, advanced competency in MS Excel is required.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of accounting software is required
  • A demonstrable track record of working to tight deadlines in a dynamic, fluid and changing environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail. Ability to communicate with people at all levels.
  • Highly organised with the ability to prioritise and multi-task.

Job Offer

  • Progression - study support
  • Hybrid working from the Huntingdon office
  • Mentoring form a qualified senior leadership team in finance
  • Very competitive benefits package
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