Finance Assistant Start date: As soon as possible Duration of contract: Fixed Term Maternity cover up January 2021 Probation period: Six months
From £25,000 - £28,000
Africa House, Brunswick Row, Brighton BN1 4JZ. Benefits: Journeys by Design offers an attractive benefits package. As well as a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, we offer the following benefits. 25 days annual leave, exclusive of Bank Holidays Pension contribution Company performance related bonus Flexible working opportunities Beautiful offices close to Brighton train station Discount at our inhouse Community Coffee Shop In addition to this, we operate a family-first office environment, encouraging staff to ensure a healthy balance between work and play. We believe that by treating our team fairly we not only create a positive working environment, we enable the delivery of a greater impact in terms of our group mission at Africa House. Very rarely do we find 'going the extra mile' a problem. On the contrary, it's good for all. Job description
Finance Assistant Reporting to: Financial Director General responsibilities The Finance Assistant will: Deal with ad-hoc queries from both internal and external parties Ensure that all processes are managed as per documented best practices Be aware that all processes and practices may be improved and offer suggestions so they remain fit for purpose as business environments change Specific Responsibility Deputising for the Project Accountant Processing and raising sales invoices for clients Accounting for client payments received Producing weekly Aged Debtors to be provided to Sales Team with notation of accounts to be chased Liaising with Sales Team to confirm ground handlers' costs and preparing reports for bank payments Processing ground handlers' expenses invoices and reconciling ground handler supplier accounts to supplier statements Posting all bank transactions on a weekly basis Bank reconciliations including currencies Reconciliation of debtor and creditor control accounts Confirm to HR Manager the BACS payments file for employees net pay and HMRC liabilities Posting payroll journals and reconciliation of payroll control accounts Posting other nominal journals required and reconciliation of other inter-company and other control accounts Preparation of monthly VAT report including & reconciliation of control account Producing a weekly cash balance report of bank balances including currency conversion Producing a weekly & monthly exchange rate report for costing purposes Processing the client credit card payments through Worldpay Providing support & services across the business as required Assisting with the budget process Personal Specification Essential Skills Good communication skills (verbal and written). Highly organised with the ability to manage multiple deadlines. Numerate and able to work with accuracy under pressure. A firm grasp of accounting concepts and confident with journals. An ability to evaluate complex problems and find solutions Self-motivated and able to work independently, but also as part of a team. Essential Knowledge and experience Fully qualified AAT. Experience in broad-based role in small business. Relevant technical accountancy experience. Used to working with, and reporting to, senior management and other stakeholders. At least three years' experience working with small business accounting systems. Good working knowledge of Excel and Word on a Windows operating system. Experience of Digital Accounting Systems Essential Behavioural qualities Ability to hit the ground running. Adaptability and able to pick up on new procedures quickly. Ability to embrace change as the company grows We have a strong organisational culture that we believe allows us to operate more effectively. This is built on trust, mutual respect and a deep commitment to profit with purpose. We look to grow organically where appropriate, to drive our conservation ethic. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate they share our vision. An empathy and enthusiasm towards both people, and our brands and their potential including the positive impact they can achieve. To further include our underlying ethics of conservation and philanthropy. Communicate the work of Africa House positively both internally and externally. Sociable and a good sense of humour goes without saying... To Apply Please submit your application, consisting of a covering letter, CV and contact details for two referees to recruitmentjourneysbydesign.com . Deadline for applications is 8 th November 2019. Due to the urgency of this vacancy, we will consider CVs as the are submitted, and reserve the right to close the application process early. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by email or telephone. Please specify any preference for contact in your covering letter. Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Journeys by Design encourages applications from individuals with disabilities who are able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have any special needs in relation to your application please contact Rosanna Garrod, HR Manager on Tel: 01273 623790 Journeys by Design values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.