Finance Administrator

Location: Cheshire West and Chester
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 18,000 - 20,000
Reference: BBBH834
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Our client based in the Chester area are currently looking for a Finance Administrator to join their team on a permanent basis. As part of a recent business acquisition, our client is looking to grow their team. The successful applicant will manage both trade ledgers of the branded business whilst providing support to the operations department and the wider business as required. 

Remuneration Package

Monday – Friday / 9am – 5pm
£18k - £22k per annum dependant on experience

The Role

To be responsible for the ‘Order–to–cash’ and ‘Procure-to-pay’ processes within accounts function.
EDI sales order and invoice processing, credit control; purchase requisition and purchase order process management; supplier invoice posting and query resolution.
It will naturally extend into month-end responsibilities which will evolve over time, providing a flexible development pathway as desired.
As finance is a support function, it is critical that this role also supports the wider business, including operations, sales, marketing and other administrative functions as required.
Accurate and timely processing of sales orders and invoices in line with accounting policies.
Management of credit control, including statement distribution, cash collection and cash allocation.
Responsibility for updating Management Accountant on a weekly basis with latest debtor news.
Processing credit notes and customer contra invoices in line with accounting policies.
Responsibility for collating and maintaining export documentation records as required.
Bank transaction posting and weekly reconciliations in multiple currencies.
Efficient maintenance of shared mailboxes.
Tracking purchase requisitions and issuing purchase orders across departments.
Coding, matching and posting supplier invoices; raising supplier payment runs
Answering customer and supplier queries professionally by phone and email
Credit card returns and payroll expense process management.
Preparation of journals, account reconciliations, and other accounting elements as required.
Support Management Accountant during project work as required.
Assist with preparation of audit schedules and analysis for annual external audit.
Assist in the implementation of new systems.
Support internal stakeholders, providing financial services to sales, marketing, production and operations.

Skills Required

Ability to prioritise – With several concurrent duties, tasks will need to be prioritised accordingly to meet deadlines as they arise.
Prior experience working in a sales ledger / purchase ledger / dual role within finance.
IT literacy – Previous ERP system and MS Office proficiency essential, desirable elements include AAT Advanced Diploma or equivalent, Navision experience and intermediate excel (pivot tables, look ups, formulas, etc) – full training will be given
Attention to detail and logical approach.
Communication – Clear, concise oral and written communications both internally and externally.
Sound numeracy skills.
Teamwork – Forge and foster key relationships to work closely in a tight knit team
Desire to grow and develop in the role professionally.
Problem solving – Spotting anomalies and reporting / resolving where appropriate.
Use own initiative proactively to review and improve processes, ensuring that the Finance function works to the highest possible standard.
Flexibility – to provide cover carrying out standard tasks in times of high workload.

gap personnel group are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on the suitability for the job.