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Finance Assistant

P&S Personnel
Martham, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
P+S Personnel are pleased to be working on behalf of our client who is looking for a Finance Assistant - Sales Ledger to join their team based in Great Yarmouth on full-time, permanent basis.

Role Summary:

Managing the Sales Ledger and Credit Control are the prime responsibilities for the position within the company, whilst operating within the finance team to support wider finance needs of the business. This position is the key point of contact for all customer invoice queries, responsible for timely and accurate processing of Account Receivable.



Credit control will form a large part of this role. In the current climate, this has become a priority therefore a calm, but firm telephone manner, combined with a systematic approach will be required.

Raising Invoices both weekly and monthly using a bespoke system and integrating into the accounting software.

Assess all customers regularly for risk of bad debt and report concerns to the Finance Management Team.

Keep the aged debt within the terms laid out by the directors each year.

Provide relevant information to the Management Accountant to assist with the month end process.

Processing Direct Debit Collections and ensure customers’ payment terms remain as agreed at the point of the contract signing.

Ensure receipts are allocated correctly and reconciled.

Handling all invoice queries and disputes in a professional and timely manner.

Building good relationships with customers and being the main point of contact for all customer issues while providing excellent service to both external customers and internal stakeholders.

Visiting the bank branch for weekly/monthly company banking needs.

Running reports, reconciliation and completing basic data analysis.

Adapt to evolving systems and contribute towards continuous development of the role.

Willingness to provide cover for others during absence.

Ability to work on own initiative and meet deadlines.

To always take care of your own safety and the safety of others by complying with the Health & Safety Policy at all times.



Maintaining working practices that reflect the overall ethos and vision of the business, including following all policies, procedures and code of conduct.

Promoting the well-being of employees in line with the vision and values of the business.

Proactively assisting the company leadership team in developing and making viable suggestions for the improvement of the business and your role.

Sharing good practice with colleagues in support of the continuous improvement of the business.

Taking responsibility for personal development. It is your responsibility through internet searches, attending training courses provided and shared team knowledge to keep your skill level up to date.

Attending and being involved in team meetings, training, as well as all personal development meetings, including supervisions.

Respecting and supporting the whole company team.

In addition to the duties set out in this job description the post holder may at times be required to undertake additional or other duties to meet the needs of the business which may require travel to other sites.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

2-5 years’ Experience of working in a similar role.

Strong MS Office (Including Excel) skills are essential.

A good level of education with a minimum of 5 GCSEs with a pass in Mathematics and English.

Self-motivated with a conscientious work ethic.

Methodical, organised and accurate.

A confident person who strives for efficiency but understands how their actions can affect others.

Someone who supports the company’s sustainability goals.

A team player who not only supports the Finance Team but can appreciate the bigger picture and understand how their work fits into the department and wider company.

Understands the ethical responsibilities of a Finance role and acts with confidentiality, integrity and due care.

A positive person that can be accountable for their actions and always look to help solve any challenges the team or company faces as they arise.

Working Hours & Benefits:

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 16:30

If this is a role you are interested in, please apply online ensuring your CV is up to date

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