Finance Accounting Assistant - Chester

Chester, Cheshire
£20,000 - £24,000 per annum
11 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Finance Accounting Assistant
Location: Chester
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Job type: Permanent

One of the UK's leading independent holiday cottage rental providers. By 2020, we're aiming to be Number One in the UK. It's an ambitious goal, but that hasn't stopped us succeeding before. Our success has been recognised both within and beyond our industry - we've won a prestigious "Best in Industry" award at the British Travel Awards for the last five years, and have been recognised by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the "1,000 companies to inspire Europe". We're a fast-paced, exciting company to work for, but haven't forgotten our roots.

Client currently recruiting for 3 Finance Accounting Assistants to join our expanding Finance team.
This role will predominantly be supporting the Financial Accountants who are responsible for the transaction processing, financial management, reporting and integrating of new acquisitions. The role will require involvement with other ad-hoc projects as and when necessary.
The Financial Accounting Assistant must have credible knowledge of the issues facing the business on a day-to-day basis and in the longer term. They should be able to pro-actively develop and improve business processes whilst maintaining the Company's professional image. They need to be able to provide clear communications between all parts of the business and will be forward looking in anticipating future challenges and opportunities and respond to these with effective planning.

Essential Experience
Minimum - training for or AAT qualified (or equivalent).
Experience working with Excel to an intermediate (or higher) standard.
Attention to detail
Friendly approach to all members of the organisation
Highly self-motivated and proactive
Professional approach and attitude
Takes ownership
Maintains focus under pressure
Demonstrates a positive attitude
Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Desirable Experience
Experience working with various accounting packages such as Sage 50, Sage 200, Xero.
Experience working in a commercial finance department.

Role/Department/Specific Responsibilities
This is a highly varied role with responsibilities including but not limited to:
Supporting the Financial Accountants and wider finance team with accounting requirements for existing and new acquisitions
Liaising with colleagues around the business and at the acquisition sites as part of the integration and accounting processes
Supporting and resolving finance queries from teams at acquisition sites
Supporting the Financial Accountants with production of full month end financial reports and balance sheet reconciliations for acquisitions, to include operational accounting and the financial forecasts and results
Assisting the Financial Accountants with production of the year end statutory accounts (including consolidation) compliant with IFRS
General acquisition integration support e.g. reviewing processes, transferring systems, general administration.
Supporting external audit requirements.
Production of monthly bank reconciliations
Production of daily receipts reconciliation
Processing of invoices, payments and other financial transactions
Assisting with completion of any returns and other compliance requirements

Key Performance Indicators
Assist in the operation and development of the finance department
Ensure best practices are used throughout the finance department
Assist in other areas as and when necessary
Comprehensive financial support to the business during projects.