Basingstoke 01256 336 100

Winchester 01962 865 152

Finance Assistant

  • Location

    Hampshire, England

  • Salary

    £16.5k - 20k per year

  • Contract

    Permanent

  • Reference

    LS170919

 

Our client in central Winchester are seeking a finance assistant to join their accounts team. This is an entry level finance role for someone who is keen to learn and is happy to pick up a variety of tasks

 

Responsibilities:

This is full time permanent role within the Accounts Team. The ideal candidate has the ability to apply themselves with enthusiasm to a wide range of tasks. This includes an accurate and efficient accounting service to clients, agents, policyholders and associated third parties and other departments within the group. The requirements and objectives of the role are well defined with excellent existing policies and procedures in place. There is, however, plenty of support available from the Accounts Manager and the team.

 

Tasks to include:


  • Preparation of cashbooks and associated bank/scheme reconciliation and reporting
  • Preparation of direct debit collections and associated reporting
  • Processing refunds via different payment methods
  • Handling both written and verbal communications
  • Cash management responsibilities

Requirements include:


  • Meticulous and accurate record keeping.
  • Methodical approach to all aspects of the role.
  • Confidence in using web and Microsoft Excel (Lookups, Pivot Tables, Formulas).
  • Ability to work in a small team on own initiative.
  • A positive ‘can-do’ attitude to deal with unexpected ad hoc tasks.
  • An individual who is innovative and shows willing to support the department move from a wide range of manual processes to improve automation. Good working knowledge of Sage Financial an advantage in support of this process.

Qualifications and Experience

2 years’ experience in accounting and/or a relevant degree is essential

Salary and Benefits

Salary: £16,500 - £20,000 (dependent on skills and experience)

Benefits include:


  • Non-contributory Stakeholder Pension (10%)
  • Life cover (4 times annual salary)
  • Annual company bonus scheme
  • 22 days holiday
  • 35 hour week – flex time operated
  • Casual dress code when visitors not present

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