Interim Finance Assistant

Accounts Assistant - Stockport, North West

Ref: 711Thursday 8 February 2024

£13.00 per hour, hybrid working/Stockport, 35 hour week

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Our client in Stockport is looking for an Interim Finance Assistant to join their talented and dedicated finance team initially on a temporary basis, with the possibility of a further contract being offered at a later stage. The role is office-based initially with a view to hybrid working if the role is offered on a longer-term basis. and offers flexibility with hours where needed. The company is accessible by public transport and also by car and it is paying £13.00 per hour - based on a 35-hour week.

This position plays a key role in supporting the finance team and senior management within the business. The main purpose is to produce accurate and timely sales invoices, credit notes, and prompt banking of all monetary receipts. You will follow up on overdue sales invoices as and when required and operate an effective and accurate process for the payment of suppliers. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Produce and despatch sales invoices on behalf of all Service areas to a strict timetable
  • Process mail on a daily basis, record incoming cheques and other receipts
  • Post receipts to the cash book/sales ledger after agreeing on details and allocate as required
  • Follow up on overdue invoices by telephone, email, and letter
  • Provide prompt, accurate advice and resolution on invoicing queries and issue authorised credit notes where necessary
  • Undertake accounts reconciliation as required
  • Handle disputed charges and negotiate to bring payment within the agreed terms, referring upwards as required
  • Provide ad-hoc finance reporting as and when required
  • Processing purchase invoices and ensure all invoices and credit notes are correctly authorised and coded
  • Ensuring all cheque and petty cash requests are correctly authorised and coded
  • Posting invoices and credit notes to the ledger
  • Posting cheque and petty cash requests to the ledger
  • Assist with payroll as required

The Person

  • You will have experience working within a finance team and have strong people skills
  • You will have an excellent level of IT literacy and proficiency and be intermediate level in Excel (competent in VLOOKUPS, Conditional formatting, and formulas)
  • 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 will be available at relatively short notice to be able to start the role immediately

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