Finance Assistant

  • Location

    Ilminster, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Administration & Office

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  • Salary:

    £9.00 - £10.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Samantha Beale

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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This is a a lovely role working in the centre of Ilminster, within the finance team as a Finance Assistant to provide support the Finance Manager. The role will involve working with both the finance team as well as looking after the reception area.

Main duties will include;

  • Provide a reception and security service, welcoming visitors and managing deliveries and pickups off site
  • To ensure that the reception area is kept neat and welcoming for all visitors and staff
  • To draw up daily lists of visitors
  • To answer telephone calls, taking messages or redirecting calls, as appropriate
  • Process purchase ledger post on a daily basis
  • Check invoices against Purchase Orders and deliveries, and obtain authorisation for invoices where appropriate
  • Chase Suppliers where Purchase Order Numbers have not been quoted
  • Match Invoices to Purchase Order on In-house data base and input details into database
  • Match all Credit Notes to the relevant Invoices and input relevant details onto Database
  • Reconcile supplier accounts to statements
  • Raise supplier payments as required, including payments on account
  • Liaise with Suppliers with regards to new accounts, credit limits, terms etc and ensure all paperwork is up-to date and the purchase ledger is in good order
  • To produce month end reports in GBP, Euros, Japanese Yen, Swiss Francs and US Dollars for the Finance Manager

Successful candidates will need previous purchase ledger experience and must be able to update spreadsheets and databases with a high level of accuracy. Attention to detail, efficiency and patience are essential qualities as well as a good understanding of all Microsoft applications specifically Excel, Word and Outlook and strong computer and data entry skills.

Hours of work are Monday - Thursday 8am - 4.30pm and 8am - 1.20pm on a Friday. The client is ideally looking for someone to start immediately.

This is initially on a temporary contract for approximately 3 months but could be extended after this time depending on workload.

Rate of pay is between £9.00 and £10.00 per hour dependant on experience.

If you are available and interested please call Samantha on 01823 334799.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Business.