Finance Assistant

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Finance Assistant

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  • Salary:

    £25000 to £25000

  • Contact:

    Kay Fieldelsey

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  • Contact phone:

    01924 201155

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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First Choice are actively recruiting a Purchasing Administrator to join our reputable client based in Wakefield. The role will be required to work Monday – Friday from the office.

Key accountabilities:

  •   To process a weekly payroll using Sage line 50;

  • To oversee the purchase ledger function, ensuring all purchase ledgers are complete and closed by the 7th of the month following;

  • To train and develop Finance Admin to ensure their work is accurate and within deadlines;

  • To process payments via Bacs or by cheque;

  • To investigate unallocated cash and ensure a clean purchase ledger;

  • To respond to purchase ledger supplier queries and investigate the problem working with the Finance Admin to identify solutions;

·        To liaise with suppliers and customers and be the main point of contact to resolve queries

  • To undertake monthly balance sheet/bank reconciliations;

  • To prepare monthly management accounts in accordance with deadlines agreed;

  • To undertake daily cash allocation responsibility;

  • To undertake credit control and resolve customer queries, ensuring cash received in a timely and accurate manner;

  • To chase relevant paperwork;

  • To check and process staff expenses;

  • To agree payments schedules with the Management Accountant/Head of Finance;

  • To complete general admin duties, photocopying, posting supplier invoices, statements;

  • To undertake any other finance related work;

  • To provide finance support and information to managers;

  • To ensure all documents are prepared and delivered within the agreed timescale;

  • To ensure all work is in accordance with the policies and procedures

  • To work in accordance with health and safety regulations and also ensure the health and safety of all staff, reporting near misses and RIDDOR;

·        Any other reasonable duty that may be assigned;

Person Attributes:

  • Previous experience of working in a busy office is essential;

  • Previous experience of the window industry would be an advantage;

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels;

  • Strong IT skills with previous experience of all Microsoft Office Software;

  • Meticulous, organised with a strong focus on attention to detail and ensuring work is thorough and complete;

  • A strong team player who works well on their own initiative with a can-do attitude;

·        A proactive approach to work with the ability to prioritise and manage own workload.