Accounting/Financial/Insurance

Finance Assistant

Full Time Permanent

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FINANCE ASSISTANT

BASED IN OTLEY (LS21) / WEST YORKSHIRE

JOB SPECIFICATION

Our client Prospect Estates is a privately owned, family-run Property Investment Company owning a mixed-use portfolio of properties throughout the UK.

The company initially specialised in the acquisition and redevelopment of industrial properties. While this remains a core area of business, the company has more recently expanded its interests into residential development land and property as well as making a number of selective acquisitions in the retail and office sectors.

JOB SUMMARY

Position: Finance Assistant

Type of Work: Full-time Permanent

Days of Work: Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm

Salary: £23,000 – £25,000 per year

Location: Otley, West Yorkshire

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Finance Assistant will be responsible for a wide range of duties including bank reconciliations, purchase ledger duties, as well as general accounts work and assisting the Finance Manager across the portfolio of Group Companies.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Daily Bank Reconciliations in Xero (across multiple companies)

* Supplier invoice checking, coding and posting in Hubdoc, including the resolution of any discrepancies

* Supplier statement reconciliations (monthly)

* Ensuring information for VAT returns is accurate and the impact of different VAT codes is understood

* Ensuring supplier accounts are settled within terms / generate suggested payment runs for approval and prioritising urgent payments – (daily faster payment and weekly BACS runs)

* Responding promptly to any supplier and internal queries

* Processing credit card statements and staff expenses

* Assisting the Finance Manager with monthly accounts preparation across the multiple companies including inter-company reconciliations

* Mailbox and document management

* Communicating effectively with team members to gain approval for Supplier invoices and payments

* Driving improvements in reporting and underlying accounting processes to increase quality of information and timeliness across the Accounts function

PERSON SPECIFICATION

They are looking for someone with a proven track record of working in a busy Accounts environment. The successful candidate will need to have both excellent troubleshooting skills and technical skills and have the ability to work as a team player, particularly in communicating with all parts of the business at various different levels.

If you are friendly, organised, positive and proactive then we would love to hear from you.

RELEVANT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

* Demonstratable practical experience working in a fast paced / high volume Accounts department

* Excellent IT Skills, specifically Microsoft Excel

* Effective and personable communication skills for internal relationship building

* Able to prioritise tasks based on importance and urgency

* Able to efficiently reconcile supplier accounts across multiple companies and locations

DESIRABLE

* AAT Level 2 or equivalent

* Knowledge of Xero / Hubdoc

* Previous exposure to Property Investments and portfolios

* Multi company / inter-company transaction and reconciliations

ADDITIONAL ATTRIBUTES

An organised self-starter, with the ability to plan and prioritise workload in line with internal and external requirements and business objectives. A strong communicator who isn’t afraid to speak to up