Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant

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    £31.5k per year

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    Belton Bass

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    020 7820 7310

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Harris Hill are looking for an interesting & sociable Finance Assistant to work with a well-established national charity. If you have charity sector experience, with a strong leaning towards customer service and you are willing to get involved with the team to make a difference to society this could be the ideal role for you.

You will be responsible to:
- Maintain an accurate and up-to-date purchase ledger
- Ensure all invoices are processed promptly
- Provide day-to-day support and training to staff in raising purchase orders
- Ensure the prompt and timely payment of all suppliers
- Reconcile all direct payments
- Reconcile supplier statements to purchase ledger accounts
- Investigate and respond to supplier queries
- Ensure accurate files to support the purchase ledger are maintained

You will also:
Provide day-to-day support to staff around sales invoicing and orders
Process trustee and staff expenses
Assist with the production of monthly and year end accounts
Investigate queries to assist senior management
Investigate and answer budget holder queries
Assist mamanagement with the reconciliation of nominal ledger
Assist in the production of schedules for year-end audit
Manage the charitable trusts

This is a varied role as you will be assisting with other work of the Finance team as required, including:
- Assisting with the process of keeping organisational debt to a minimum
- Maintenance of the grants registers
- Undertaking journals as required
- Producing of financial reports for team

Essential knowledge:
Computerised accounts packages
Intermediate Excel
Administration of VAT in charity sector organisation
Some knowledge or understanding of the charity sector

* Strong communication and interpersonal skills, (in particular in explaining financial matters to non-finance staff)
* Customer service
* Planning and prioritising
* A team player and also work on your own
* Attention to detail
* Focus on continuous improvement

The successful candidate will have experience within a charity finance team, covering:

- Managing a purchase and sales ledger
- Processing petty cash and expenses
- Preparation of journal entries
- Month and year end accounts preparation &
- Customer service