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Finance Assistant

Reference: 19371


Belfast, County Antrim


£20000 - £24000

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Date Posted

21 January, 2022

Finance Assistant

We are pleased to be working with an award-winning local professional services firm to assist in hiring an experienced Finance Assistant to join their in-house accounts team.

What’s involved in this role?

As a Finance Assistant you will be an integral member of the Accounts team, reporting to the Finance Director. Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining current and accurate bank account records
  • Co-authorising & processing electronic payments
  • Liaising with colleagues and banking staff to record receipt of transactional funds
  • Reconciling bank accounts daily
  • Inputting purchase ledger invoices
  • Recording disbursements to clients’ ledgers
  • Reconciling supplier’s ledger accounts to statements
  • Preparing supplier payments
  • Maintaining accurate client transaction information
  • Preparation of Nominal analysis
  • Posting client bills (incl. non-UK billing)
  • Assisting with billing queries with stakeholders from support to senior levels
  • Assisting colleagues with client/supplier queries
  • Providing cover & support for other members of the team as required

What’s on offer?

  • Starting salary circa. £20K-24K, depending on level of experience.
  • Working hours Monday – Friday, with a hybrid model of working.
  • Permanent role, offering the opportunity to work with senior members of the Accounts teams in a dynamic, highly successful and progressive firm.

Who are we looking for?

  • 2-3 years working in a busy transactional role requiring a high degree of accuracy.
  • Recent Bookkeeping, Sales or Purchase Ledger experience within a busy finance team is essential.
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Outlook & Teams.
  • Experience working with computerised accounting software.
  • Experience with a Regulated or Professional Services firm is desirable.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal & organisational skills.
  • Confident in communicating with stakeholders at all levels internally and externally.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and experience in working to strict deadlines.
  • Accounting Technician qualification (any level) is desirable.

If you have the experience essential to excel in this role, please send your CV showcasing your relevant experience via the link or to Catherine at Abacus Careers by email. If you have queries regarding this position, then I invite you to give us a call today.  

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion. We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
The team at Abacus manages a range of permanent and contract positions throughout Northern Ireland, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. If you are experienced and/or professionally qualified we can support your job search.
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