Finance Assistant- Fixed Term Contract

Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £25000 - £26500 per annum + bonus
Job Type: Contract
Published: 04/25/2022
Reference: FINA0422

£25,000

Maternity Cover – min 9 months FTC, up to 12 months FTC.

Astute Technical is an established engineering recruitment business with an annual company turnover of £20 million and growing. We’re proud to support a 9-day fortnight working pattern for you to take every other Friday off fully paid. We also offer flexible working and would welcome a discussion on hours and days that suit you as well as remote working options.

We’re looking for a Finance Assistant to become an integral part of our experienced Finance Team on a fixed-term contract to cover maternity leave for an initial 9-month term. This opportunity will suit someone with excellent communication skills, high attention to detail and wanting to utilise and develop their current skills whilst gaining new ones.

What we can do for you:

  • 9 DAY FORTNIGHT! Take every other Friday off to spend at your leisure.
  • Up to 65 days holiday (incl. 9 day fortnight)
  • Starting salary from £25,000
  • Free parking and electric charging stations on site
  • Flexible working including remote working options
  • Early 3pm Friday finish
  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Casual dress code

As a Finance Assistant you will be responsible for:

  • Preparing weekly contractor payroll to ensure it is accurate and deadlines are met
  • Sales Ledger – send out monthly statements, set up new clients in Sage and update invoices with purchase orders
  • Purchase Ledger – input purchase invoices and assign nominal codes, add to cashflow, enter payments to Sage bank accounts, upload supplier payments for authorisation
  • Bank, credit card and cashflow reconciliations
  • Assisting with the preparation of monthly management accounts such as checking the accuracy of data entered into Sage throughout the month
  • Opportunity to assist with maintaining the Fixed Asset Register, Prepayments, Accruals, and journal adjustments
  • Compliance in line with company policy
  • Quarterly VAT returns
  • CIS return
  • Assisting with credit checks
  • Additional ad hoc finance tasks as required

What we need from you:

  • A high level of attention to detail
  • A high level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in using Sage Accounts
  • Proficient in Microsoft Packages – Strong Excel skills are desirable
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Previous accounting experience is highly beneficial

As a people-focused business, we greatly value what people mean to us and look after our staff so you will never be just a number. We genuinely care and this is reflected in our Glassdoor reviews and Great Recruiter certification. A career in recruitment focused on areas specifically aimed at reducing carbon emissions and helping us achieve our Net Zero commitments can be very rewarding. Not just in terms of benefits for yourself, but also the future of our planet.

To learn more about our Finance Assistant- Fixed Term Contract opportunity, or to apply.

Please contact Sam Bradshaw by calling 02392 288216 or emailing sbradshaw@astutetechnical.co.uk.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government’s Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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