Finance Assistant / Bookkeeper
Date Added: 7th January 2020

Uxbridge, Middlesex


£26,000 to £28,000

Reference: 1749

Our client who is a Global software company based near Ruislip are currently seeking for an experienced hard-working Finance Assistant, with experience of working with multi-currencies and available for a 14-month contract covering maternity leave.

 Duties/ Overview:       

 Job Description:                                                               

Co-ordination of the treasury function including:

Allocation of incoming receipts and outgoing payments;

Liaising with various departments to identify unknown transactions;

Overseeing the weekly reconciliation of all bank accounts.

Management of inter-company balances:

Ensuring recharge accounts are cleared and invoices are raised in a timely manner;

Monthly reconciliations and confirmation of Intercompany balances.

Maintaining and controlling the companies fixed asset register including:

Ensuring correct procedures are followed;

Monthly reconciliation and maintenance of the register.

Month end responsibilities including:

Preparation of monthly accruals and prepayments;

Assist in the calculation/validation of various provisions including stock, warranty;

Ensuring Lead Schedules are updated and reconciled in a timely manner.

Reconciliation and posting of the Payroll journals including:

Posting of all payroll journals;

Liaising with HR to ensure correct provisions are booked and reconciled e.g. PAYE/NI creditor balances

Management of goodwill/insurance claims process including:

Ensuring the correct process is followed prior to raising credits;

Liaising with our logistics partner to ensure insurance claims are claimed and cleared;

Ensuring lead schedules are reconciled and updated in a timely manner.

Monthly Cost Centre reporting including:

Detailed analysis of cost center reports, including identifying and correcting mis-postings, analysis against forecast and budget;

Creation and distribution of reports to cost center managers and responding to any queries raised.

Other Duties including:

Assist in the preparation of forecasts and budgets;

Preparation and distribution of Daily Sales Flash Report;

Detailed monthly analysis of sales data and preparation of reports for management;

Responsibility for the preparation and reporting of information to the Office of National Statistics;

Implement and maintain documentation relating to procedures within the Finance Department;

Provide cover within the Finance team;

Responsibility for ensuring expenses are correctly recorded in the right country profit and loss.


Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  1. At least two years’ experience in a similar Finance Assistant role.
  2. Experience of working with multi-currencies is essential.
  3. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  4. The ability to establish good working relationships both internally and externally across all levels and global offices.
  5. Ability to work to tight deadlines and to be able to demonstrate excellent time management and organizational skills.
  6. Self-starter with a proactive approach and able to work on own initiative, showing commitment, drive and enthusiasm.
  7. Intermediate level in all Microsoft Office Packages.
  8. Experience in the use of MS Dynamics or similar ERP systems is preferred.

General Attributes

  1. Ability to work on own initiative – acts on various methods and strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives.
  2. Desire to increase job knowledge and develop job skills.



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