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Finance Assistant

  • Ref: KRCW140820
  • Bury
  • Posted: 6 days ago
  • Salary Expectation: £24,000

Availability/Notice Period: Immediate


  • 2019 CIMA – 1st Year Completed
  • 2018 AAT Qualified
  • 2018 AAT Level 4
  • Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • 9 GCSE’s achieved including Maths and English

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – Intermediate
  • Sage Line 50
  • SAP Accounts / Finance

Career Summary

Current Employer – A Distribution Service

Position – Finance Assistant

Dates – August 2016 – January 2020

  • Reported to the Finance Controller – also worked closely with the Finance Director in Canada
  • Daily prepared detailed Bank Reconciliations – Sterling and FX
  • Sales Ledger – responsible for preparation of Customer Statements / Running and Update of Aged Debt Report and Credit Control
  • Purchase Ledger- responsible for Posting of Invoices / Supplier Statements and Queries / Extensive Query Management and Resolution / Processing of Payments
  • Responsible for preparation of Sales and Purchase Ledger for Month End
  • Preparation of Bank Reconciliations of multiple Accounts – FX-US and Canadian Dollar, Euro and Sterling Daily
  • Posted Journals, assisted with Month and Year-End Reporting
  • Sole responsibility for the Netherlands Subsidiaries Month End Reporting – worked closely with an external company to ensure accurate and timely Accounting was maintained
  • Responsible for ensuring Staff Credit Card Receipts were uploaded and Coded to correct Cost Centre – also worked to implement an APP to make the process more efficient
  • Sole responsibility for opening of new Customer Accounts – worked closely with Sales and Admin teams and Directors in Canada
  • Completed Monthly EU sales report – submitted via the Government website
  • Submitted quarterly VAT returns for HMRC
  • Assisted with payroll, ensured it was completed correctly and on time
  • Daily worked closely on Excel and SAP
  • Ad hoc duties as required by the Team and Business


Previous Employer – Industrial Equipment Supplier

Position – Accounts Assistant

Dates – July 2013 – August 2016

In 2013, joined as Junior Accounts Assistant – reported to the Finance Manager

  • Main responsibilities were to ensure the strict job-by-job target Budget was achieved, this involved ensuring all Supplier and Sub-Contractor Invoices matched the PO on the company database before inputting details into Sage
  • Raised Sales Invoices for Hire and Service
  • Day to day collaboration with both Colleagues and Clients for the correct Invoice being created and delivered on time
  • Calculated VAT due on Sales
  • Responsible for raising Supplier Payments – extensive Query Management and Resolution
  • Carry out credit checks on new Clients / Customers
  • Produced and issued Monthly Statements to Debtors
  • Responsible for processing Staff Expenses / Payments
  • Help with the Online Shop providing Reports
  • Reconciled Receipts and ensured Monthly Credit Card Statements were reconciled and coded into Sage
  • General Office Administration