Finance & Accounts Assistant

Job Title: Finance & Accounts Assistant
Contract Type:
Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000
Contact Name: Jaimini Tailor
Job Published:
REF: 897803

Job description:

Vanilla Recruitment

We’re working on behalf of a fantastic local company that provides a range of insightful business support services to its clients. The friendly team pride themselves on their reputation as a knowledgeable, innovative and approachable organisation and are looking for a talented Finance Assistant to join them.

The role will include book-keeping, ledger processing/ management and payroll along with support to the Client Finance Partners in management report preparation.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Perform daily updates of sales & purchase ledgers
  • Process daily sales & purchase invoices
  • Perform weekly journal entries for cash expenses
  • Perform weekly update of bank transactions and reconcile to ledgers
  • Identify and highlight variances for further review
  • Assist with other reconciliations as required
  • Support the payroll manager in the compilation and processing of payroll runs
  • Deal with client queries
  • Undertake any necessary training and professional development
  • Observe Data Protection, confidentiality and Health and Safety guidelines
  • Manage business expenses in line with company policy


Skills and experience required:

  • Reasonable knowledge of Excel and Office 365
  • Able to demonstrate proven experience in a similar finance role
  • Self-motivated and organised individual
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and delivering a high-quality service
  • Achieved or studying towards AAT qualification
  • Knowledge of and experience working with cost centres
  • Proactive in the delivery of feedback and ideas to improve services
  • Knowledge of Xero cloud-based software and associated software packages


Hours of work:

  • Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.30 pm (37.5 hours per week)


Salary and benefits:

  • £17,000 – £22,000
  • 20 days annual holiday + 8 bank holidays

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