Leicester Full-time, Permanent
The person is key Our client works towards empowering companies through strategic investments and acquisitions. Their hands-on approach aims to give their clients the means to expand their businesses, ultimately creating viable avenues to gain an industry advantage. Acquisitions can mean all sorts of things to different people, with our client it means to help grow and develop the brand their clients have built. About the role: We are looking for a pro-active Finance Assistant to join our clients growing Company to support the day-to-day transactional processes. The successful candidate will assist the Finance Manager in managing, processing and troubleshooting various accounts and transactions for acquired group companies. You will be a key part of the team ensuring all statutory and compliance matters are dealt with (e.g, VAT and tax returns) and will also support with monthly and year end reporting. Ultimately, you'll help maintain the Company's financial health and make sure they use their resources wisely. Responsibilities & Duties: Processing of sales invoices and receipts Obtaining cost approvals in-line with procedure Processing of purchase invoices and payments Preparing and posting of journals (including accruals and prepayments) Maintaining fixed asset registers Completing month end balance sheet reconciliations Assisting the Finance Manager in obtaining explanations to variances versus prior year and budget Provide administrative support during budget process Collect and enter data for various financial spreadsheets Adhere to the company's financial policies and procedures Answers question and provide assistance to stakeholders, customers, and clients as needed Attend finance department and company-wide meetings, sometimes assisting with financial reporting to managers and senior executives Suggest changes or improvements to increase accuracy, efficiency, and cost reductions Maintaining internal records as required, including input into databases and systems, the maintenance of office records and filing systems. Ensuring compliance with data protection and freedom of information requirements Any other ad hoc duties to support the Finance Manager and CFO Key Requirements: Experience as a Finance Assistant or similar role Good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures Advanced MS Excel skills (creating spreadsheets and using financial functions) Familiarity with accounting software (e.g. Sage & Xero) Exceptional attention to detail, strong organisational abilities and demonstrable written communication skills. Being a team player who will thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative atmosphere Ability to multi-task as the Company manages the financial affairs of group entities Other: The Company has significant plans to grow, so it is likely at times that you will be asked to attend other sites, this could involve acquisition related field work. Due to the nature of the Company's activities it is likely that from time to time you will be asked to perform other tasks that are not expressly listed in this job description. These tasks will be suitable / complementary to the role and full training and supervision will be given as required. Benefits: Our client like to make sure employees are well looked after. That's why within the employment contract they offer a variety of perks. You'll have (in addition to your salary) a generous pension scheme, free gourmet lunches, a huge bundle of high street discounts, gym membership savings, access to medical support if needed, and more. Are you the one we are looking for?