Financial Accounting
Competitive depending on experience

About the Role

Brief description
Are you analytical, data orientated, and good with spreadsheets? If you have previous financial services experience and/or are particularly numerate with a strong desire to develop a career in an accounting role, then you could be the ideal candidate for this role.

Purpose of the role
You will be part of the Financial Accounting team of 18 people, which is responsible for accounting for all Group companies and for making most of the Group’s payments to borrowers, introducers and suppliers.

You will have a busy and varied workload and will be expected to develop good working relationships with other departments and external parties including our banks and auditors.
Duties and responsibilities
  • Processing invoices from suppliers, and ensuring these are promptly approved by Cost Centres
  • Maintaining purchase ledger
  • Dealing with enquiries from suppliers and internal customers
  • Ensuring that only valid payments are made
  • Producing cheques, both for purchase ledger and for other departments
  • Maintaining and reconciling bank accounts
  • Making payments by BACS, TT, Standing Order or Direct Debit
  • Providing information to Treasury to enable them to manage the Group’s cash position
  • As well as performing the administration tasks necessary to support these activities
  • Prior experience of working within a financial environment or undertaking a finance based study course
  • Strong numeracy skills and the ability to analyse large volumes of data
  • Effective communication skills for face to face, telephone and written communication
  • Strong IT skills, particularly with spreadsheets
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy
  • An inquisitive mind and the confidence to ask questions to develop knowledge and understanding
  • Flexible working approach and the ability to commit to extended hours if required to at short notice
Qualifications and experience
Grade C or above GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics. Ideally AAT qualified, or qualified through prior experience of working on a purchase ledger team. Experience of using accounting software including Coda Financials would be desirable and previous financial services experience preferred.

Working hours
37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm (one hour for lunch). A flexible approach to working hours is required.

Relevant role specific training will be provided and, for the right caliber of individual, we will provide study support leading to the attainment of appropriate professional qualifications. 

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