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Finance Assistant

Employer
Chiene + Tait
Location
Queensferry, Deeside, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jul 1, 2024

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Job Role
Accounts Assistant
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Job Title:
Finance Assistant

Department: Finance, Office Support



Location:
Edinburgh/Hybrid

Reports To: CFO

Job Type: Full-time

Job Overview:

We are seeking a highly organised and detail-oriented Finance Assistant to join our finance team. You will provide essential support to the Finance Manager and CFO, ensuring the smooth operation of all finance matters.

We are currently undertaking a significant business wide systems change process so willingness to adapt to and learn new systems and processes will be vital.

Key

Responsibilities:


Daily Processing: Bank, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable:

• Process payments and receipts from bank feeds.

• Process invoices, payments, and expense reports.

• Reconcile accounts and resolve discrepancies.

• Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions.

• Coordinate with suppliers and clients regarding billing and payment issues.

Credit Control:

• Monitor and manage outstanding accounts receivable.

• Perform credit checks on new and existing clients.

• Follow up with clients on overdue accounts via phone, email, and letters.

• Negotiate payment plans and terms with clients where necessary.

• Prepare regular reports on aged debtors and cash collections.

• Liaise with legal and collection agencies when necessary.

Bookkeeping:

• Assist with general ledger entries and month-end/year-end close processes.

• Maintain financial records in compliance with company policies and procedures.

• Assist with the preparation and posting of journal entries.

Financial Reporting:

• Assist in the preparation of financial statements and management reports.

• Prepare financial summaries and analyses as required.

Compliance and Audit:

• Ensure compliance with all internal controls and company policies.

• Assist with internal and external audits, providing necessary documentation and support.

Administrative Support:

• Maintain and organise financial files and documents.

• Provide administrative support to the finance team and wider operations support team as needed.

• Support wider business teams with information and data requests.

Skills & experience:

• Familiarity with financial software and accounting principles.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as attention to detail.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.

• Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills.

• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

• Previous experience in a finance or accounting role within a professional services environment is preferred.

• Knowledge of accounting software (Xero, APS Advance) is an asset.

• Maintains confidentiality and adheres to ethical standards.

How to apply

If you are interested in finding out more about the role and feel you match, we would love to hear from you! Please click the Apply button now to be taken directly to our recruitment pages.

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