Finance Assistant

Oxford, Oxfordshire
£24000 - £26000 per annum
07 May 2021
14 May 2021
JN -012021-2003442
Laura Riley
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Our client is seeking an experienced Finance Assistant to join their team in a key role within their team in Oxford.

Client Details

Our client is a well known and respected charity who offer an excellent working environment and strong team ethos. They offer study support for those studying AAT/ACCA/CIMA and look to develop their staff where possible.


The Finance Assistant will be responsible for a wide range of accounting duties including:

  • Management of the Purchase Ledger
  • Management of the Sales Ledger
  • End-to-end responsibility for the weekly banking of cash and cheques.
  • Assist the Assistant Accountant in reconciling daily, monthly, and yearly transactions, most notably Bank and Balance Sheet transactions.
  • Work with the Assistant Accountant to compete the end-to-end monthly payroll process which will include:
    o Checking timesheets
    o Reconciling Sage 50 (Payroll) to Salary database
    o Submitting reports and payments to: HMRC, Pension providers, Bank
  • Manage the petty cash including top-ups and monthly reconciliation.
  • Prepare, review, and accrue the monthly credit card transactions.
  • Prepare and process month end journals.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of organisational products and process.
  • Being a key point of contact for other departments on financial and accounting matters; most notably by managing the Finance shared mailboxes.
  • Supporting the Management Accountant and Director of Finance and ICT with projects and tasks when required.


The successful Finance Assistant will have:

  • Strong background and experience in transactional accounting duties eg purchase and sales ledger
  • Good IT skills: ability to use Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Training will also be given, especially in Excel
  • Be studying AAT or ACCA
  • Ability to work in the office in Oxford full time and with minimal supervision
  • Able to complete tasks with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, in person, by telephone and in email
  • Exceptional time management & organisational skills
  • A desire to learn and develop in a finance role.
  • Ability to use initiative to problem solve and seek out solutions.
  • Committed to team working and to regarding own contribution in achieving team goals and deadlines

Job Offer

The salary on offer is between £24,000 and £26,000, plus a study package after the probation period.

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