Finance Assistant

Location:Farnborough, Hampshire
Salary:£25000 - £30000 per annum

We have a lovely new role for a Finance Assistant to manage all day-to-day accounting and treasury activities for up to 3 corporate entities and assist the Financial Controller in management reporting, analysis and project work. If you are interested in a varied role, covering both transactional and management accounting, purchase ledger, cash management and VAT, this is an ideal opportunity for you.


  • Be responsible for all supplier processing activities ensuring validity of supplier payment details to protect against fraud, authorised appropriately, accurate postings within the accounting system and payment of invoices to agreed terms
  • Responsible for the mid-month and month end supplier payment processes
  • Raise customer sales invoices in accordance with agreed contracts, assisting with the calculations of amounts to be invoiced where relevant
  • Manage general ledger postings including payroll and cash
  • Prepare monthly accounts files with full analysis of all balance sheet and key profit and loss items to provide input for management reporting
  • Ensure balance sheet accounts (including bank accounts) are fully reconciled on a monthly basis
  • Prepare the submission of monthly results
  • Assist the Financial Controller in producing monthly reporting and analysis to the Board
  • Develop management reporting around expenses and credit card expenditure
  • Monitor daily bank activity and report on cash requirements
  • Responsible for all VAT aspects including UK VAT returns and related reporting
  • Ensure SAGE accounting system is correctly set up to capture and accurately report VAT data
  • Prepare annual tax packages and other ad hoc reports as required for corporation tax returns, liaising with the external tax providers where appropriate
  • Compile year end audit files, being the initial contact with the auditors for queries, and assisting with the production of the financial statements
  • Ensure SAGE accounting software is maintained and remains fit for purpose.
  • Look at ways to automate and integrate processes, particularly around supplier invoices and payment cycles
  • Support the Financial Controller with ensuring all intercompany agreements are up to date and reflect the latest corporate structures
  • Assist Financial Controller with managing corporate structures
  • Other adhoc projects as required


  • Several years’ experience in both purchase ledger and general accounting
  • Accounting qualification (AAT minimum) or qualified by experience
  • Strong knowledge of SAGE accounting or similar accounting systems
  • Proficient at Excel (ability to use formulae and analyse data)
  • Good working knowledge of VAT
  • Must be a self-starter and be proactive given breadth of role
  • Organised, flexible and able to prioritise

If you have not been contacted within 5 working days, then unfortunately on this occasion your CV has not been shortlisted.

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