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Finance Assistant

Branch:Dorchester
Location:Sherborne, Dorset, England
Contract:Permanent
Salary:GBP25000 - 27000 per Annum
Benefits:None
Job Ref: BRO0000020a
Posted: 10/02/2020
Job Description

Are you AAT Level 4 Qualified? Do you have 5 years’ Practice or Industry Experience? Do you know your way around Sage and Xero accounting software?

On behalf of our esteemed client based in Sherborne, we are currently recruiting for a Finance Assistant on a full time, permanent basis. You will be responsible for the bookkeeping and accounting support for a small number of limited companies in the retail and property sector.

Your duties will include but not be limited to


  • Undertake all prime entry bookkeeping tasks ensuring all income and costs have been appropriately approved, recorded accurately and VAT where applicable is correctly treated.
  • Prepare regular reconciliation's not limited to the bank accounts, customer payment systems and the production order loan facility.
  • Management of the sales ledger, sales invoicing system and accounts receivable processing.
  • Undertake credit control as required.
  • Management of the purchase ledger, purchase invoice, company credit card and expense claim processing.
  • Create all payments runs whether weekly or adhoc.
  • Prepare the weekly dashboard for senior management advising the current position with regard to cash availability, debtors and creditors with a recommendation for suppliers to be paid on the weekly payment run.
  • Maintain all fixed asset registers, ledgers and control accounts accurately.
  • Prepare management accounts to trial balance and assist with the preparation of the statutory accounts with supporting year-end audit files where required for internal and external review.
  • Assist with the preparation of CIS, EC Sales and VAT returns ensuring these are submitted on time.

This is a great opportunity to work for a growing local company that offers and excellent benefit package, including a competitive salary, 8% employer pension contribution, medical cover and life insurance.