Finance Assistant (12-Month Fixed Term Contract)

$37,986 - $44,317 yearly
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  • BS32, Bradley Stoke, South Gloucestershire
  • Jun 21, 2024

Job Description

Location: Bristol Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 (DOE) Hours: 8am - 4pm (flexible) Holidays: 25 days + statutory Are you an experienced finance professional with a passion for accuracy and efficiency? Do you thrive in a busy environment where your integrity, responsibility, and consistency are valued? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking to appoint an experienced Finance Assistant on a 12 months Fixed term Contract to join a dynamic and fast growing contract fit out/construction business based in Bristol. Key Responsibilities As a Finance Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting the Finance Manager by managing and coordinating all day-to-day financial activities within our business. Your main responsibilities will include: * Processing Supplier Invoices: Handle approximately (Apply online only) invoices per week, including those from subcontractors. * Reconciliation: Reconcile supplier accounts and statements, and resolve reconciliation queries promptly. * Supplier Disputes and Enquiries: Address and resolve any issues with suppliers effectively. * Account Management: Set up new supplier/subcontractor accounts and maintain existing details within the purchase ledger. * Insurance Maintenance: Ensure subcontractor insurances are up to date in the existing register. * Weekly Timesheets and Credit Card Transactions: Process these efficiently and accurately. * Payment Runs: Prepare weekly/monthly payment runs. * VAT Reverse Charge and CIS Monthly Returns: Handle these processes with precision. * Process Improvement: Identify opportunities to enhance internal processes within the finance function. * Ad-Hoc Duties: Assist the finance team with any other relevant tasks as needed. To be successful in this role, you will need: * Experience: 2-3 years in Accounts Payable/Purchase Ledger, with essential experience in the construction industry. * Technical Skills: Proficiency in Xero, Advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. * Approach: A proactive, can-do attitude with excellent communication skills. * Attention to Detail: Exemplary attention to detail and the ability to multitask. * Professionalism: Self-motivation, enthusiasm, and professionalism, with the proven ability to work under pressure and handle challenging situations. * Problem-Solving: The ability to make decisions, take ownership, and use your initiative to resolve problems. * Certification: AAT Level 2 minimum In order to view more information on this job press the APPLY NOW button below and it will take you to the source website

Working Hours

Full Time

Salary by Currency

This role in US Dollars has a minimum of $37,986 to a maximum of $44,317. In British Pounds it has a minimum of £30,000 to a maximum of £35,000. In Australian Dollars it has a minimum of $57,011 to a maximum of $66,513.


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