Finance Assistant

Posted 10 July 2024
Salary £23000 - £29000 per annum, Benefits: Flexible & Hybrid working Birthdays off + 2 paid charity days Subsidised onsite Restaurant Healthcare, Pension, Car salary schemes Supportive & friendly team
Discipline Transactional & Part Qualified
Contact NameLorna Duka

Job description

Finance Assistant l Rochdale (Hybrid) l £23k - £29k l 12-month Mat cover (potential to go permanent)


Job Overview:

Axon Moore are partnering with an exciting and growing business based in Rochdale, who are looking to appoint an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk into the small accounts team as a Finance Assistant.

The company are looking to add resource to the Purchase Ledger function.  This role will hold end-to-end responsibility for the ledger from inputting invoices to preparing and making payments. You will have ownership of the purchase ledger function therefore will need to be confident in this role. In addition to this you will have great exposure of other function such as responsibility of bank reconciliations, cashflow & month end.


Main Duties:
  • Process all Supplier Invoices, ensuring that all purchase invoices are matched to purchase orders and delivery notes, code each one with supplier code and nominal Ledger code.
  • Communicate as necessary with the wider business to ensure timely and accurate matching of invoices and entry to the accounting ledger.
    • Maintenance of Purchase Ledger accounts to include at least monthly reviews of unallocated payments    
    • Communicate pro-actively with all suppliers ensuring that statement reconciliations are completed at least monthly
    • Create and upload the weekly Creditor Payment files
    • Review the Aged Creditors Report with the Procure To Pay Manager on a Regular Basis
    • Ensure the Company Cash Flow Report is accurate and up to date on a real time basis in respect of the Purchase Ledger
    • Support the Purchasing Function with maintenance of PO Software
    • Maintaining Supplier records in SAGE to ensure accurate and up to date details are held
    • Processing ad hoc supplier payments and customer refunds
    • Daily Bank statement Downloads & Credit Control Target reporting.
    • Daily Bank Reconciliation.
    • Daily Direct Debit File submission.
    • Assisting with month end duties - accrual calculations.
Person Specification:
  • Experience in a Purchase Ledger role essential.
  • Experience with accounting systems would be an advantage.
  • Experience with working in Excel – Pivot tables & Lookups essential.
  • An AAT qualification would be an advantage but not essential.
  • A strong work ethic - proactive in your work, showing initiative.
  • Team player, positive attitude and happy to help the wider team where needed.
  • Good attention to detail and able to work to a fast pace where necessary.

  • Flexible & Hybrid working
  • Birthdays off + 2 paid charity days
  • Subsidised onsite Restaurant
  •  Healthcare, Pension, Car salary schemes
  • Supportive & friendly team

For immediate consideration or more information on the role, please contact: