Finance Assistant

Accounts Assistant - Hyde, North West

Ref: 562Wednesday 18 January 2023

£25k to £28k, 35 hour week, 20 days holiday + bank holidays (rising with service), Pension scheme, Free Parking

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Paying up to £28k, we are recruiting for a Finance Assistant to join a company based in Hyde. This role will both be permanent, and the role is fully office-based 5 days per week. The working week is 35 hours and the actual hours are 9.00am - 5.00pm.


You will work with a team of Finance Assistants supporting the Company Accountant on a range of Finance duties.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collating documentation to support journal transactions for P & L accounts as requested including Repair and Renewal and Capital Expenditure
  • Prepare and post monthly recurring journals for specified Balance sheet accounts and reconcile BS accounts including Insurances, Heath Care and Rates
  • Reconcile Balance Sheet accounts
  • Prepare and post inter-company journals, ensuring all figures are agreed by agreed deadlines
  • Maintaining cashbooks and credit card receipts – including downloading bank statements, recording bank statement transactions, posting all currency sales ledger and nominal items on a daily basis
  • Ensure all purchase ledger items are complete to enable daily posting
  • Reconcile all bank accounts on a daily basis
  • Review and reconcile Petty Cash book and cash on a weekly basis
  • Post monthly petty cash journal
  • Revalue all currency accounts on a monthly basis
  • Liaise with department heads to obtain approval for supplier payments
  • Ensuring there are adequate levels of currency to cover supplier payments
  • Arranging payments via the online banking system, including supplier currency payments, BACS payments and Statutory payments
  • Completing reports for inclusion in the Board report


You will have previous experience working in a similar role within a Finance function and experience of working with allocating concepts i.e. accruals and prepayments. You can be an AAT studier (or equivalent) looking to enhance your practical experience or be someone that is qualified by experience. You will have strong Excel knowledge and be accurate and organised. You will be able to meet deadlines and have excellent communication skills.

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