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Financial Assistant

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    Finance & Accounts

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    £Salary Extremely Competitive, DOE

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    St David Recruitment Services

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    8 months ago

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Financial Assistant

Permanent, Full-time

Newport, own transport required

£Salary Extremely Competitive, DOE



Our client, a fast-growing energy supply business, is looking for an individual to provide accurate financial administrative support to the station. The post holder will be required to work flexibly and confidentially in a developing office environment. This is an ideal role for a candidate who enjoys taking ownership, enjoys regular interaction with colleagues and suppliers, takes pride in maintaining an accurate ledger and wishes to work at the heart of a small and growing business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Purchase, Sales and Nominal ledger maintenance

  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance using Access Dimensions.

  • Assist the Finance
    Manager in the preparation detailed monthly, quarterly Management Accounts. 

  • Processing and Reconciliation of account payables and receivables.

  • Payment of Creditors according to strict deadlines and company policies.

  • Processing Cashbooks daily.

  • Monthly and daily bank reconciliations.

  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly and monthly VAT returns.

  • Processing monthly accruals and prepayments. 

  • Collating documentation for payments, supporting the FC with the payment process.

  • Daily use of spreadsheets.

  • Enter company expenses for both personal and company.

  • Sorting out incoming and outgoing daily post and answering any queries

  • General filing, data entry and correspondence, and other general administration as required.

Essential Qualifications, Skills, Attributes and Experience:


  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in a similar role.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA/MBA preferred

  • Advanced Microsoft office skills – excel, power point, word etc.

  • Experience working with Accounting software and systems

  • Previous experience of working in a small accounts team and being responsible for sales, purchase and nominal ledgers and cash book and bank reconciliation.

  • Able to work independently to deadlines, whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail

  • The ability to pick up new tasks quickly and the drive to process transactions accurately and timely to meet monthly deadlines.

  • Create and maintain excellent working relationships both internally and externally.

  • Proven ability to work on own initiative.

  • Well-organised.

  • Flexible and adaptable.

  • Good written and spoken communication skills.

  • Tactful and discreet, as you will be dealing with confidential information.

  • Strong attention to detail, numerate and analytical.        

  • Experience of Access Accounting Precision Lite software would be an advantage, but full training will be given.

Personal Attributes:

  • Team player.

  • Service oriented mind set.

  • Time conscious – consistently meets timelines.

  • Pro-active.

  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.