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Finance Assistant

  • Ref: KRKW140820
  • Wigan
  • Posted: 1 week ago
  • Salary Expectation: £25,000

Availability/Notice Period: Immediate


  • Currently studying AAT Level I V – Due to complete studies end of 2020 (the process has been delayed due to COVID 19)
  • 2014 Level 3 Business Studies – Wigan and Leigh College

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Word and Excel – Intermediate

Career Summary

Current Employer – Construction Engineering Company

Position – Record to Report Team

Dates – April 2018 – Present

Works as part of a large SSC function – works across the Irish Entity – Reports to Team Manager

The role includes the day to day distribution of Bank Balances for each of the Irish Banks – other duties includes.

  • Daily preparation of Bank Reconciliations – which could daily be c £4 – 7m – the process would be to download of Bank Statements for 5 Bank Accounts
  • Reconciled to the General Ledger and adding a responsibility to the outstanding postings – this would then be distributed the Finance Director and Financial Controller
  • Responsible for Bank Journal Postings / Payroll Journals (Workings and Posting) and ad hoc Journal Postings
  • Responsible for preparation Balance Sheet Reconciliations (Debtors, Creditors, GRNI, Bank, Intercompany etc.)
  • Responsible for Service Review Preparation and Participation
  • Responsible for Finance Lease Postings and Reconciliation
  • Responsible for Credit Card Journal Postings and Reconciliations
  • Responsible for Fixed Asset Rec and journals (Depreciation & Additions) and Accruals and Prepayments
  • Responsible for preparation of Intercompany Invoicing
  • Responsible for preparation of Aughinish Alumina reconciliation
  • Assists with Year End Audit Preparation
  • Supporting a new system migration


Previous Employer –Manufacturer  – TO c £80m

Position – Finance Assistant

Dates – May 2015 – April 2018

  • Reported to the Finance Manager – works as part of a Team
  • Assisted with YE Audit for 2016 and 2017
  • Assisted with the preparation of Data to be included in the Budget Setting process – including check of Overheads to Reports
  • Assisted with Internal and External Stock Takes -including Stock Reconciliation and update of Excel
  • Daily responsible for running Sales and Margin reports showing current sales v compared to previous day, month, year and to Budget
  • Also responsible for update of SMAT report which indicates current Stock Levels held in Warehouse
  • Assisted the Credit Control team by sending Invoices and POD’s daily when requested by Customers
  • Worked across a range of Month End functions – including.
  • Assisted with preparation of Monthly Management Accounts
  • Assisted with completion of Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations x 6 including Prepayments and Accruals
  • Responsible for completion of Journal Postings in the first Week of each Month
  • Responsible for comparing Overhead to Profit and Loss checks and for Distribution of Overheads Reports
  • Responsible for completion of DPC Workings and Postings (internal Coding review)
  • Monthly updates Fixed Assets, WIP and Depreciation
  • Responsible for Monthly review of Accounts Receivable – working closely with the Credit Control team – responsible for update of Uninsured Debt Report
  • Assisted with AR and AP Intercompany Matching
  • Assisted with preparation of Standard Costs Report / National Statistics and YTD Summaries
  • Responsible for running of Finished Goods and Raw Materials Report – sends to the Purchasing Teams
  • Collate and Report on a range of Data including Telephone Bill Postings / Management Charges
  • Responsible for covering absentees within Accounts Payable, this would include processing invoices through the system and other general accounts payable tasks
  • Ad hoc duties as required by the business


Previous Employer – Accounting Firm

Position – Work Experience (2 weeks)

Dates – 2012