Finance Assistant

Newcastle/Hybrid Remote
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We are looking for a temporary Finance Assistant to join our Beds with Ease Finance team. This role will be  maternity cover for a 6 to 12 month fixed term contract with the potential of becoming permanent. The candidate needs to have proven experience of working within a similar role, have excellent numerical, reconciliation and problem-solving skills and good knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Role Summary

The role primarily involves the day to day management of the debtor’s ledger including all aspects of credit control, which includes liaising with internal teams and external agents. The role also covers other general finance and administration duties.

Management of debtor’s ledger to include raising debtor statements in line with agreed terms, allocating payments in sales system and posting in Sage.
Performing general credit control duties, including chasing of any aged debt.
Prepare weekly debtor update for senior management.
Performing pre-set up checks on new debtor accounts.
Liaising with internal teams and external agents to resolve outstanding queries.
Be responsible for the day to day management of the finance & purchasing mailboxes and telephone.
Produce, reconcile and pay overrides to agents.
Management of the purchase ledger in Sage, ensuring invoices are posted and paid in line with agreed terms.
Management of the sales ledger in Sage ensuring invoices are raised, posted and payment received in line with agreed terms.
Reconciliation and posting of Self Bill VAT in Sage.
Assist the Management Accountant with the preparation of VAT returns.
Reconciliation of inter-company accounts.
Sign off supplier payments on a daily, weekly, fortnightly and monthly basis.
Posting bank charges, interest received and any other adhoc charges in Sage.
Assisting the accounts team with bank reconciliation queries.
Continuous review of processes to ensure efficiencies are identified and implemented.
Ensuring procedural notes are continuous reviewed and updated.
Skills & Experience
Proven experience working within a similar role.
The ability to develop and maintain strong and effective relationships with a wide range of people across all levels.
Excellent attention to detail.
Resilience to deal with complex queries and complaints in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent data entry skills, with a good understanding of data input systems.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships at all levels.
Excellent planning and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects and prioritise workload.
Strong analytical skills, with the ability to interpret relevant financial information.
Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team.
Ability to use Microsoft packages, with strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and use of the internet.
To carry out general administrative duties along with any other reasonable requests.