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Job Role:

Accounts Assistant

Overview

Supporting our Finance Department, and with a specific focus on payments and payment-compliance, the Accounts Assistant will be responsible for ensuring invoices and pay-outs are completed in-line with appropriate timeframes alongside aiding and completing a broad range of finance duties.

Ideally having worked in a professional Finance Department, the Accounts Assistant will join a dynamic and fast-moving team, and the successful candidate will need to be able to work to a high degree of accuracy. Attention to detail and organisation are paramount as the role will directly support Own-Book and Brokered Lending.

Responsibilities

  • Following internal controls and processes, check, validate and create Business Bank Payments against approved invoices;
  • Support with, and complete, Bank Reconciliations;
  • Support month-end processes;
  • Process Purchase Invoices ;
  • Assist with reviewing and raising client loan documentation;
  • Carry out payment runs;
  • Identify financial and financial process discrepancies and resolve; escalating where necessary;
  • Raise invoices and complete credit control processes;
  • Post journals;
  • Reconcile bank and supplier statements;
  • Complete all associated, and appropriate, finance administration, including entering details into our CRM (Zohodesk); and
  • Any other appropriate job duties in line with the associated skill and experience of the post holder.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Previous experience within a professional Finance Department as an Accounts Assistant or Accounts Payable Assistant (or similar) is essential;
  • Experience of checking and processing business invoices is essential, with the ability to query, question and resolve where appropriate;
  • Experience checking and executing Business Bank Payments following a defined workflow is essential;
  • Knowledge of KYC/AML is highly advantageous;
  • Strong Microsoft Office, CRM and Accountancy software skills – experience with Xero would be highly beneficial; and
  • Degree-educated in a relevant subject area would be beneficial but not essential.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks at any given time; 
  • Strong organisational skills with a high attention to detail; 
  • Analytical and inquisitive;
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Ability to build strong and effective working relationships at all levels, including senior stakeholders;
  • Resilient with the capability to work under pressure in a fast-paced corporate environment;
  • Adept at problem-solving with a can-do attitude;
  • Good commercial acumen; and 
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as being a team player. 

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