Finance Assistant

£30k - £32k per annum


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An established UK rain-wear manufacturer is looking to hire a finance Assistant to join their London Office. You will be working as part of a small team and reporting initially to the Finance Director your principal responsibility will be to effectively manage all aspects of the Accounts Payable process.

You will be responsible for maintaining all aspects of the Bank and Cash record keeping and provide day to day support and assistance to other members of the Finance team in carrying out a broad range of. accounting duties, in particular by providing cover during periods of annual leave.

Duties to include:

Purchase Ledger:

  • Maintain vendor records and control checks
  • Review and posting of UK and international purchase ledger invoices & staff expenses
  • Handling supplier payment & invoice queries
  • Negotiating supplier charges & contract renewal prices
  • Handling of FX differences/postings
  • Ensure correct VAT treatment for purchase invoices & expenses

Organising and processing supplier payments:

  • Monthly reconciliation of Accounts Payable Ledger to General Ledger
  • Bank & Cash
  • Maintain daily cash book records of receipts & payments (Sterling & currency)
  • Preparation of UK & foreign currency payments for approval
  • Posting of bank & cash ledger entries


  • Providing cover for Credit Control & Sales Leger & E-commerce
  • Providing cover for Stock Accountant (e.g. booking of inventory receipts)
  • Review of Sales Ledger postings, provisions and new customer accounts
  • Assistance with annual stock counts and periodic sample counts
  • Preparation of monthly sales commissions and quarterly royalty reports
  • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations e.g. prepayments, fixed assets
  • Maintain staff attendance records
  • Collate and maintain environmental data for certification purposes
  • Assistance to Finance Director with process review, systems development & testing
  • Liaising with Customer Services, Warehouse, Production & Sales teams

Experience and Skills required:

  • 1-2 years in a similar role
  • MS Office
  • Experience in using accounting package/ ERP system (Dynamics 365 would be preferred but not essential)


  • paying £30K-£32K depending on experience
  • Hybrid working arrangement (3 days working in Office)

In our company values we aim for equity at all stages of the recruitment process, please let us know if we can do anything to make the process more accessible to you.

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