Finance Assistant

England, Dorset, Sherborne
Jul 01, 2019
Jul 29, 2019
Owen Hixson
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Not qualified, Part qualified

You will be responsible for the Bookkeeping and Accounting support for several entities including Limited Companies, Charities and Partnerships within the Property, Retail, Wholesale and Consultancy Sectors.

Client Details

My client is a well-established firm, based in Sherborne, operating across several entities, including Limited Companies, Charities and Partnerships.


As a Finance Assistant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all finance functions and accounting records are maintained accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Undertake all prime entry bookkeeping tasks ensuring all income and costs have been appropriately approved, recorded accurately and VAT where applicable is correctly treated.
  • Create all payments runs whether weekly or adhoc.
  • Assist with the preparation of CIS and VAT returns ensuring these are submitted on time.
  • Prepare regular reconciliations not limited to weekly bank reconciliations, monthly income reconciliations, actual v budget costs summaries as an example.
  • Undertake credit control if required.
  • 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.
  • Undertake project work as required.
  • Provide holiday and sickness cover for other team members when required.


To be successful in your application for Finance Assistant, you should be:

  • AAT qualified (or studying) or qualified by experience with at least three years of relevant experience within practice or industry.
  • Has experience of VAT, with knowledge of CIS being an advantage.
  • Can proactively prioritise their own work as this role deals with a high volume of information.
  • 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).

Job Offer

If you are successful in your application for Finance Assistant, you will receive:

  • 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

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