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Finance Assistant - JAMI

  • Location: NW London
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Salary: £25,000

Hours: 37.5hrs, 3 month fixed term contract with the possibility of extension.


Job purpose

We are looking for a Finance assistant to support our Finance department. The responsibilities will include processing payments, updating financial records and managing purchase invoices.  


Person Specification

  • Analytical and methodical approach
  • Self-motivated with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - verbal and written
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • This post is subject to advanced DBS clearance and appropriate references


Responsibilities

  • Maintain purchase ledger
  • Perform bank reconciliations
  • Liaise with suppliers and clients 
  • Assist with supplier payment runs
  • Maintain records of credit card expenditure
  • Record and bank income
  • Manage petty cash transactions
  • Track expenses relating to projects
  • Manage procurement of office supplies
  • Prepare reports as required
  • Support with preparation of monthly management accounts and VAT Returns
  • Undertake any other tasks as required


Person Specification

  • Analytical and methodical approach
  • Self-motivated with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - verbal and written
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure
  • This post is subject to advanced DBS clearance and appropriate references


Knowledge and Experience

Essential:

  • Strong working knowledge of accountancy/bookkeeping principles including purchase ledger
  • Significant experience with accounting software, ideally Xero or similar
  • Strong IT skills with particular knowledge of Excel within a finance/accounting context

Desirable:

  • Completing bank reconciliations 
  • Preparing VAT Returns
  • Previous experience in a similar role, ideally in a not-for-profit or professional service environment


Closing date for applications 30th July 2020.


For more information and to be personally recommended for this role please contact melissa@theworkavenue.org.uk