Finance Assistant

Location: Sherborne, Dorset
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £28000 - £30000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH1344_1594292628
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Permanent Finance Assistant
Location: Sherborne
Hours of work: 8.30am - 5.15pm Monday to Friday
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000

You will be responsible for the bookkeeping and accounting support for a limited company in the retail sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work together with your fellow Finance Assistant to ensure all finance functions and accounting records are maintained accurately and in a timely manner, these include but are not limited to:


- Undertake all prime entry bookkeeping tasks ensuring all income and costs have been appropriately approved, recorded accurately and VAT where applicable is correctly treated.
- Prepare regular reconciliations not limited to bank accounts, customer payment systems, suppliers, stock, sales commissions and a production order loan facility.
- Management of the sales ledger, sales invoicing system and accounts receivable processing.
- Management of the purchase ledger, purchase invoice, company credit card and expense claim processing.
- Create payment runs for approved payments whether weekly or adhoc.
- Prepare the weekly dashboard for senior management advising the current position with regard to cash availability, debtors and creditors with a recommendation for suppliers to be paid on the weekly payment run.
- Maintain all fixed asset registers, ledgers and control accounts accurately.
- Prepare management accounts to trial balance and assist with the preparation of the statutory accounts with supporting year end audit files where required for internal and external review.
- Assist with the preparation of EC Sales Lists and VAT returns ensuring these are submitted on time.

  • Undertake project work as required
  • Report to the Team Leader



Experience, attributes & skills sought:

  • Is AAT qualified or qualified by experience with at least five years of relevant experience within practice or industry (retail sector advantageous)
  • Has experience of VAT and knowledge of EC sales lists being an advantage
  • Can proactively prioritise their own work as this role deals with a high volume of information
  • Is able to use their own initiative
  • Has integrity, discretion and the ability to deal with confidential information
  • Has excellent administration and communication skills (both written and verbal with attention to detail)
  • Is tactful, diplomatic and approachable, with the ability to deal assertively with a wide range of people
  • Has excellent IT skills, a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience of using Xero accounting software would be advantageous
  • Is flexible and willing to learn
  • Enjoys working on their own or as part of a wider team, being a team player is key


In return, you will benefit from:

  • An attractive salary commensurate with experience
  • 8% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Individual BUPA cover
  • Life insurance 4 x gross salary
  • Payment of your annual AAT membership subscription if applicable
  • Our commitment to provide you with ongoing CPD to enhance your knowledge, skills and experience
  • Car Parking



Closing date is 31st July 2020
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