Finance Assistant

Sussex Recruitment Ltd
16 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017
Job role

Sussex Recruitment has been instructed to source a finance assistant for a reputable company based in Eastbourne. Working in a busy team and reporting to the Finance Director this role will give you a great deal of experience within finance.

Duties are shared within a small, universally skilled team, where colleagues can deal with a multitude of tasks

Key responsibilities:

·To support and ensure that the team complies with all necessary internal standards including BSEN ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management Systems, BS 10500:2011, Anti-Bribery Management, and other relevant accreditations/external standards required for audit.

·To assist the Finance Director directly with any tasks delegated e.g. VAT returns, reconciliations, Stock Reporting and Pensions administration

·To work ‘hands on’ in the day to day operations of the team including:

o Setting invoice charges for routine work in line with agreed scales.

o Sales Ledger Invoicing – including reconciliation of all sales ledger accounts.

o Credit Control – chasing payments as required and dealing with domestic and overseas customers in resolving issues.

o Payments – management of purchase ledger and regular payment runs.

o Banking and appropriate bank reconciliations.

o Payroll – processing of monthly payroll, Tax & NI and associated year end tax returns.

o Monthly expenses – auditing and processing expenses.

o Month end journals as required.

o Administration and reconciliation of petty cash.

o Customer Reports – purchase/invoice reports as required for key customers.

o Investigate and resolve customer queries promptly.

o Purchase Ledger processing.

o Assist external auditors at year end audit.

o Any other duties that are deemed to be appropriate to this role and the Company.

Essential knowledge and skills required:

Sales Ledger

Purchase Ledger


Good standard of Excel / Word skills

Desired knowledge and skills required:

AAT qualification

Experience with Payroll processing and salary reconciliations

Experience of developing effective processes with a finance unit

Experience of Sage Payroll and Pegasus Accounts

Understanding of data privacy standards

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