Finance Assistant

Brighton, East Sussex
£20000 - £25000 per annum
21 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020
alain multini
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

We're actively looking to speak to ambitious, experienced Finance Assistants who are interested in working in the centre of Brighton for a reputable organisation.

Client Details

Our client is a fantastic market leading brand in Brighton. They offer extensive training programmes, career development and great benefits. They are a well respected, and known name within the South Coast.


Positively promote the company brand and build the company's reputation.

Provide high levels of customer service both internally and externally.

Print off and check daily bank statements.

Enter all payments onto T&H bank daily.

Print off and process invoices sent by email and action signing up.

Enter invoices onto system ready for payment/ print invoices sent in by email.

Carry out payment run, file completed invoices, taking copies as necessary (weekly).

Ensure back-ups are run daily.

Set up new suppliers on system and bank.

Bank daily cash/cheque takings at Barclays Bank adhering to security procedures.

On a monthly basis pay clients.

Liaise with suppliers for refunds as necessary, chasing up when required.

Chase outstanding invoices when statements received and checked against system.

Reconcile accounts payable transactions.

Ensure confidential shredding is completed regularly.

Organise the annual archiving to the basement, clearing out oldest documents for shredding and collection.

Set up new files in accounts at the start of each financial year.

Provide general administrative support to the department including emails, telephone, front of house cover, message taking, filing, franking and taking post to the post office.

Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure the smooth running of the office e.g. covering annual leave, peaks in demand, taking messages on behalf of other departments and making refreshments.


Qualifications & Experience

3 years experience in Accounts Payable

GCSE numeracy and literacy

Experience of chasing payments and good recovery rate

Knowledge and Skills

Customer service skills

Confident telephone manner.

Ability to establish and maintain good client relationships, both internally and externally at all levels

Excellent attention to detail

Competence in Microsoft Office products, Excel and accounting software programmes

Prior experience with systems including invoice discounting

Calm, confident manner to handle potentially uncomfortable conversations

Analytical skills

Ability to meet deadlines by multi-tasking and prioritising.

Ability to meet strict deadlines.

Ability to handle difficult conversations and influence others.

Communication skills both verbal and written.

Good team working skills.

Personal Attributes

Ability to work under own initiative

Self disciplined

Attention to detail

Proactive and demonstrates a "can do" approach

Team player / happy to help and support other team members, across the business, with all aspects when required.

Be resilient, able to remain calm under pressure and work to deadlines.

Smart professional and personal presentation.

Job Offer

Up to £25,000pa + benefits

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