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Finance Assistant

Job Title: Finance Assistant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Derby
Salary: 18000 - 20000
REF: DS253
Contact Name: Dee-Anne Fletcher
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

We are looking for a Finance Officer - initially for a 1 year contract for an extremely busy training provider based on Pride Park in Derby.  The successful applicant will be responsible for recording sales ledger, purchase ledger, cashbook and nominal ledger transactions through to trial balance; and to assist with the production of accurate timely management financial reports to support business decision making.

To be considered for the role the Finance Officer shall have: 

·       Proven experience working in a similar finance role, ideally a minimum of 2 years’.
·       Experience of using Pegasus Opera or a similar accounting package
·       AAT level 3 qualification or equivalent
·       Strong Microsoft Excel skills and knowledge of other Microsoft Office packages.
·       Strong organisation, time management and communication skills
·       The ability to work to tight deadlines
·       GCSE’s in Maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent)

Personal Attributes

·       Well Organised
·       High level of attention to detail
·       Be self-motivated and proactive with a desire to succeed and add value to the business
·       Work using your own initiative as well as part of a team

Job Summary 

The main purpose of the role is to provide accurate financial information on a timely basis to various stakeholders of the business.  You will work in part of a small finance team and have the ability to cross flex with the other team members to ensure the workload of the finance function is managed effectively.  You will be responsible the day to day accounting transactions to trial balance stage.  This entails Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger, Cashbook entries, Credit Control and nominal journal entries.  You will be responsible for reviewing the accuracy of trial balance information for all three companies and assisting with preparation of timely financial management reports.

Should you be hard working, enthusiastic and experienced, we would really like to hear from you today.