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Finance Assistant

Somerset - Yeovil
up to £28000 per annum
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Our client a reputable Business Management firm based in the Yeovil area are looking to add a Finance Assistant to their succesful buinsess.

Finance Assistant - Role Profile

You will be responsible for the bookkeeping and accounting support for a limited company in the retail sector.

You will be expected to:

  • Work together with your fellow Finance Assistant to ensure all finance functions and accounting records are maintained accurately and in a timely manner, these include but are not limited to:

  • Undertake all prime entry bookkeeping tasks ensuring all income and costs have been appropriately approved, recorded accurately and VAT where applicable is correctly treated.

  • Prepare regular reconciliations not limited to bank accounts, customer payment systems, suppliers, stock, sales commissions and a production order loan facility.

  • Management of the sales ledger, sales invoicing system and accounts receivable processing.

  • Management of the purchase ledger, purchase invoice, company credit card and expense claim processing.

  • 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.

  • Assist with the preparation of EC Sales Lists and VAT returns ensuring these are submitted on time.

  • Undertake project work as required

  • Report to the Team Leader

We are looking for an individual who:

  • Is AAT qualified or qualified by experience with at least five years of relevant experience within practice or industry (retail sector advantageous)

  • Has experience of VAT and knowledge of EC sales lists being an advantage

  • Can proactively prioritise their own work as this role deals with a high volume of information

  • Is tactful, diplomatic and approachable, with the ability to deal assertively with a wide range of people

  • Has excellent IT skills, a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience of using Xero accounting software would be advantageous

What we have to offer:

  • 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


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