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11 month Accounts Assistant fixed term contract

Job Title: 11 month Accounts Assistant fixed term contract
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Reading
Salary: 20000 - 28000
REF: 1351/2
Contact Name: Debbie Curtis
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

On behalf of a small, privately owned IT security and mobility company on the outskirts of Reading, we are seeking a Finance Assistant for an eleven-month, fixed-term maternity cover contract.  The contract will start on 3rd September 2018 and end on 2nd August 2019.


Whilst the company would prefer a full-time person, part-time flexible working would be considered, although this would need to be spread over five days, with the salary being on a pro rata basis.


Within this role, the Finance Assistant will be carrying out the following duties:


  • New account set up and credit checking
  • Processing customer and supplier purchase orders and invoices
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Other daily banking responsibilities
  • Setting up bank payments
  • Credit control
  • Accurately recording accruals and pre-payments
  • Handling finance and order queries from customers, suppliers and internal sales team
  • Assisting with day to day tasks and requests
  • Assisting outsource partner with month end reporting
  • Processing employee expenses
  • Managing company credit card
  • Maintaining consultancy and commission spreadsheets


To be considered for this position, applicants will satisfy the following:


  • Proven experience in a Finance Assistant role preferably in a similar SMB environment
  • AAT qualified
  • An experienced Xero user with good Excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Organised and able to accurately process financial data
  • A team player


Working for this friendly company, that has ‘dress down Friday’, the successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, 23 days holiday (pro rata if part time), child care vouchers and half a day holiday on your birthday.