Finance Assistant

25th May 2023
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Job Type
Pay Rate
£12 to £14


Rotherwood Recruitment is proud to be partnering with a highly regarded organisation in the search for a skilled Finance Assistant. This full-time role offers an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic team based near Skipton.


About the Role:


As a Finance Assistant, you will be an integral part of the finance team, working closely with the Finance Manager to ensure smooth financial operations. Key responsibilities for this role include:


  • Using Sage 200 for accounting operations, focusing on sales and purchase ledger.
  • Conducting bank reconciliations to maintain accurate financial records.
  • Assisting with payroll processing and ensuring compliance with HMRC regulations.
  • Managing VAT returns and providing support in their accurate and timely processing.
  • Handling information for payment runs and updating relevant records.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of purchase and sales ledger for the organisation.
  • Assisting with credit card reconciliation and ensuring accurate records.
  • Supporting the processing of petty cash transactions.
  • Assisting with the processing of sales invoices.
  • Coordinating purchase orders and monitoring credit card expenditure.
  • Creating and maintaining Excel spreadsheets to organise financial data effectively.
  • Attending departmental meetings as required.
  • Providing necessary support to the Head of Finance and Senior Management.


Personal Specification:


To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate should possess the following skills and qualifications:


  • Self-motivation and the ability to work well under pressure while producing accurate financial information.
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in Excel, with the ability to manage data efficiently.
  • Desirable: Familiarity with Sage; however, training will be provided for the right candidate.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good computer literacy, including knowledge of relevant software applications.
  • Effective negotiation and relationship-building abilities.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload effectively.
  • A team-oriented approach and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Business awareness and commercial acumen, with an understanding of the role's contribution to overall business goals.
  • Flexibility to adjust working hours based on business demands.


This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a highly respected organisation with a strong track record of success. As the trusted recruitment agency for this position, Rotherwood Recruitment is committed to providing support and guidance throughout the hiring process. We offer a competitive salary package, alongside the opportunity for professional development and career growth.


To Apply:


If you are a talented Finance Assistant seeking an exciting new challenge, we want to hear from you! Please submit your updated CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience. We look forward to reviewing your application.


Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further discussion.


At Rotherwood Recruitment, we are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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