Group Finance Assistant

Chertsey, Surrey
£26000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits (see below)
15 Oct 2021
12 Nov 2021
JN -092021-3598575
Chris Royce
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Based in offices in Chertsey, this role will be a key member of the Finance team to work across our 4 entities (UK, USA, EU and AU) in a multi-currency environment.

Client Details

A global business based in an attractive setting in Chertsey, with plenty of free parking and easy access via car.


The Group Finance Assistant role involves:

Inputting inventory purchase invoices for our group of companies in UK, USA, Europe and Australia:

  • Matching purchase receipts to supplier invoices and loading onto supplier ledger.
  • Investigating purchase receipt shortages and price queries with our Operations team.
  • Reconciling supplier statements and updating our Finance Manager on queries or inventory payments that need to be made.

Assist with administration of group Amazon customer accounts, covering:

  • Processing sales invoices on Vendor Central.
  • Preparing monthly statements in Excel format.
  • Applying payments and maintaining payment spreadsheet.
  • Processing or disputing shortage claims, chargebacks and other deductions.
  • Investigating chargebacks and price queries with our Sales and Operations teams.
  • Approval and processing of Amazon claims for their terms, rebate and marketing invoices.

Sales Financing for UK & EU:

  • Weekly bank reconciliations.
  • Monthly reconciliations to Sales Financing ledger.
  • Invoice and credit note uploads.
  • Sales Financing drawdowns.
  • Monthly credit memo analysis.

Current Account Bank Reconciliations:

  • Weekly bank account reconciliation for 5 multi-currency bank accounts.

Group audit support:

  • Support with preparing annual audit packs for UK, US, AU & EU entities.
  • Assisting with audit sampling requests and queries.

Provide support to group Finance team when needed:

  • Nominal ledger journal entries.
  • Assisting with Finance shared mailbox.
  • Support with Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.
  • Ad hoc duties as required.


The ideal candidate for the Group Finance Assistant role will have;

Key Competencies:

  • A strong problem solver with excellent communication skills as you will be dealing with customers, suppliers and colleagues at all levels.
  • Have excellent attention to detail with the ability to manage your time and deadlines.
  • Have a good understanding of accounts payable/receivable and reconciliation skills.
  • Understanding an ERP system is essential, experience in using Navision Dynamics is desirable.


  • Minimum of 4 years' experience working within a finance team and wants to further their finance career.*
  • Experience of dealing with Amazon or other large retailers would be an advantage.
  • Computer literate and knowledge of MS Office Software - Excel experience is essential
  • Opportunity to commence or continuation of study support for a relevant accounting qualification: AAT or CIMA.

MUST BE A DRIVER - offices are hard to reach via public transport

Job Offer

The Group Finance Assistant role offers a salary of £25-30,000 + excellent benefits;

  • Hours - 37.5 hour week / 9-5pm (30 min lunch)
  • Hybrid working - Yes. 2-3 office / 2-3 from home per week.
  • Parking - free onsite parking
  • Dress code - Smart casual smart - jeans allowed!
  • Benefits - 23 days holiday; this includes 3 days to be used for Xmas shut down / Pension (standard auto enrolled) / Bonus: profit share scheme based on company performance which usually pays out at about 10% / Product discount up to 50% off / Dog friendly office
  • Study support? Yes. Always encouraging development and do pay for studies after probation period.

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