Finance Officer/Bookkeeper

Accounts Assistant - Manchester, North West

Ref: 861Wednesday 24 April 2024

£29k, 20 days holiday (must be taken in school holidays)

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Our client, based in Manchester is looking for a finance assistant/bookkeeper to join their talented and dedicated finance team on a temporary to permanent basis and is paying the equivalent of £29k. The role is 5 days per week and is fully office-based. The role is to start as soon as possible and so you would need to be available immediately (or short notice) and commutable to Manchester.

The role:

The position is to provide a high standard of financial and accounting services and to work closely with the other members of the finance team and ensure these functions are undertaken efficiently and effectively. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain the financial records and accounts and produce and present reports and financial summaries
  • Maintain, operate and reconcile the nominal, fees, purchase and sales ledger systems
  • Administer the VAT returns on a quarterly basis
  • Preparation and operation of any necessary fees
  • Carry out invoicing with regard to all non-fee income sources
  • Manage the proper collection, reconciliation and banking of monies, including debt collection 
  • Reconciliation of bank statements
  • Issue BACS payments or cheques for all accounts due
  • Ensure security for all credit cards and verify charges
  • Prepare and post journals
  • Monitor expenditure budgets on a monthly basis 

The Person

  • You will have experience working within a finance team and ideally as a finance assistant or bookkeeper
  • You will have an excellent level of IT literacy and proficiency
  • You will be looking for full-time work that is fully office-based
  • An effective communicator, you will be well versed in working with people at all levels inside and outside of an organisation, able to explain complex concepts easily
  • You must be commutable to Greater Manchester and available to start at short notice 


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