Financial Assistant

  • Recruit Zone
  • Edinburgh
  • Jan 11, 2017
Permanent Accounting/Financial/Insurance

Job Description

Office Angels are currently recruiting on behalf of our client for a Financial Assistant. This is a Full-Time role located in Edinburgh City Centre. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 09:00AM-17:30PM. Salary £19,000 - £21,000k per annum.

Job Description:

This is a key position within the Finance Processing Team of our successful client.

As there are no direct reports within this role, the successful candidate should possess prior experience in sales and purchase ledgers as well as transactions processes. The main purpose of the role is to contribute to quality and accuracy of company accounts. Follow defined processes and maintain documentation.

General Responsibilities & Duties:

 * Process and record all sales & purchases documentation, ensuring they are accurately matched to sales and purchase invoices in line with business requirements.
 * Process miscellaneous invoices and billing, along with any inter company recharges.
 * Prepare, maintain and post monthly journals and update any corresponding schedules / reconciliations. 
 * Ensure all purchase orders, cancellations and refunds are processed on a timely basis.
 * Maintain aged debtors and collection of debts within agreed company credit terms whilst maintaining customer relationships.
 * Maintain aged creditors and payment of invoices within agreed terms whilst maintaining customer and supplier relationships.
 * Maintain and reconcile petty cash each month.
 * Ensure all bank entries, including credit card transactions, are posted to the accounting system and reconciled on a timely basis.
 * Complete mid-month and month end payment runs, including staff expenses.
 * Effectively manage internal and external customers, while providing a high level of service and ensuring the smooth and timely processing of all sales & purchase ledger queries through to completion.
 * Review, streamline and automate current processes where necessary.
 * Continually strive to advance processes in order to improve the accuracy of information available.
 * To provide support and back-up to Finance team as required and share ideas for continuous process improvement both in accounts and with other areas in the company.

Experience, Skills, Attributes Required:

 * Knowledge of purchase and sales ledgers and monthly reporting and reconciliations.
 * Prior experience within a commercial accountancy environment.
 * Experience of working in a customer focused environment.
 * Previous experience of purchase ledger and purchase order processing and sales ledger & credit control.
 * Experience in journal reconciliation and posting.
 * Intermediate to advanced level of Excel experience and good working knowledge of accountancy software packages.
 * Query resolution.

Whilst we'd love to get back to every applicant personally, it isn't always possible and sadly we cannot provide individual feedback. If you are interested in this role and wish to be considered please click apply! This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Office Angels who are operating as an employment agency. Office Angels are an equal opportunities employer. **If you are currently registered with Office Angels and interested in this role please contact your consultant directly by email**

Office Angels is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer


£19000 - £21000/annum DOE

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