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Finance Assistant

Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location Hove
Area East Sussex, UK
Sector Accounting & Finance
Salary 19,000 - 21,000
Currency GBP
Start Date
Advertiser Lee OBrien
Job Ref LO8310
Description
Finance Assistant
Based: Brighton/Hove
Salary: c. £19k - £21k + excellent benefits package

Lloyd Recruitment Services are delighted to be recruiting on behalf of a well-established, highly reputable FTSE250 financial services group that seek a Finance Assistant to join their operations team.

Working in a team of 4, the role focuses on the delivery of financial control surrounding all cash payments and receipts made by the business as part of its daily trading activities. Reconciliations between the company bank accounts, client systems and transactions that are posted and processed by other teams.

Additionally, the role also focuses on the Intermediary relationships that provide the business with new business leads. This will include reviewing and compiling invoices for month end reconciliations and communicating directly with the brokers.

Cashbooks and Reconciliations

  • Reconciliation of GBP cashbooks to operating system and bank accounts.
  • Provide departmental cover for currency cashbooks and reconciliations
  • Monthly reconciliation of control accounts including the identification and resolution of clearing items / reconciliation differences

Intermediary ownership

  • Calculate monthly intermediary commission and calculate accrual required for the month end
  • Communicate commissions owed to the intermediaries via mail merge and by post
  • Obtain approval for the invoices received from intermediaries and pass these onto the accounts payable team for payment, ensuring that invoices received match the commission figures
  • Maintain a commission master report which shows all live intermediary relationships by accurately adding new relationships and removing all terminated relationships
  • Ownership of the Intermediary policy ensuring this is regularly reviewed and updated
  • Produce all Intermediary term letters upon request from the Sales Team ensuring the appropriate approval has been received

Business Funding

  • Daily business funding, including maintenance and reconciliation of funding reports
  • Provide cover for Client payment and support team in the daily currency sale process

Income processing

  • Daily posting of debit / credit notes to the operating system
  • Manage, monitor and input all legal fee related income and expenditure

Other monthly tasks

  • Maintenance of the sports and social accounts working with the Bank Financial Control team
  • Report on the vision and values expenditure
  • Reconciliation and reporting of bank charges incurred
  • Creation management information on monthly non-core income lines

Skills & Experience Required

The is a junior position, the client is keen to receive applications from those who have commenced studies towards AAT and ideally has gained some experience within an accounting/finance related position. Ideally educated to A level standard (or equivalent) as a minimum, applications from degree level (or equivalent) are also welcomed.

Previous experience on SAP would be advantageous.
Study towards AAT/ACCA is highly desirable. Whilst this is not essential, a genuine willingness to study towards these qualifications will be expected, the client will support professional studies.
The client seeks those who are highly motivated, driven, and ambitious, and who would view this opportunity as a career move as opposed to just a job. There is the genuine potential to develop your career within this environment.

Essential

  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills with a strong focus on Excel
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Ability to work to deadlines, especially during reporting periods
  • Able to work on own initiative or with others on tasks with minimum supervision

Due to the high volume of applications, only those who are shortlisted will be contacted.

Key Words: Finance Assistant , Reconciliation , Cash Payments , Transactions , Commission , Accounts , Debit Credit Notes , AAT / ACCA
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