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Finance Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Sandwich, Kent

Finance Assistant

Department: Finance
Reporting to: Finance Director

The Finance Assistant will provide general departmental support reporting to the Finance Director.


  • Due to the nature of the work all candidates must be eligible to obtain security clearance to SC level.

Company Benefits

  • 9 day fortnight (every other Friday is a non-working day)
  • Competitive salary, company profit sharing scheme, stakeholder pension and death in service scheme
  • Rewards and recognition scheme
  • Daily multi-currency bank reconciliations and monthly bank revaluations
  • Prepare bi-weekly BACS runs for review and submit approved BACS files, generate ad hoc payments & overseas transfers
  • Assist PL Clerk with complex queries as required
  • Ensure timely processing of ad-hoc invoices & freight/import invoices
  • Post SL invoices to Opera, reconcile the SL to ICAPS and issue SMT figures daily
  • Prepare & submit EC Sales and Intrastat submissions on a monthly basis
  • Analyse specified Nominal Ledger accounts
  • Monthly control account reconciliations
  • Maintain the fixed asset register
  • Assist in the preparation of the monthly, quarterly and yearly management accounts
  • Reconcile the VAT control account monthly and prepare the quarterly VAT return for review
  • Raise & post journals as required
  • Prepare the accruals & prepayments
  • Close off & reconcile Sales Ledger & Purchase Ledger on a monthly basis
  • Prepare inter-company reconciliations and assist with FMRS
  • Back-up for payroll
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required


  • Preferably AAT qualified


  • Significant experience working in finance preferable
  • Previous Purchase Ledger experience essential
  • Previous relevant work experience essential
  • Manufacturing background preferred but not essential
  • Experience of Pegasus Opera or similar accounting software


  • Advanced Excel essential
  • Manufacturing software systems experience desirable
  • Good understanding of double entry
  • Effective communicator


  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Motivational
  • Accountable
  • Integrity
  • Team focused
  • Customer / quality focused
  • Outcome / solution focused

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