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Finance Assistant (German/English Bilingual)

Reference: 19053

Location

Belfast, County Antrim

Salary

£20000 - £20000

Job Type

Permanent

Date Posted

20 September, 2021

Are you a bilingual German and English speaker with experience in a finance or accounts role?

Do you have excellent communication skills and experience in working with stakeholders?

Are you keen to work in a fast-paced finance function and ready for the challenge of working in a global firm?

Due to our client’s continued growth, they have a Finance Assistant position available within their Credit Control team. We would like to speak with finance professionals who have excellent customer service skills and a proven ability at building rapport with various stakeholders. This is the perfect company for you if you value a working environment where you will be encouraged to pursue your professional and personal development.

What’s on offer?

  • Permanent, full-time position in an ambitious team.
  • Attractive working hours, Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm.
  • Competitive starting salary – depending on level of experience.
  • Progress your career in Finance within a global professional services team.
  • Utilise your language skills on a daily basis.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and key clients to encourage timely recovery of payments.
  • Working within the team to ensure accuracy and timeliness of work while striving to enhance the efficiency of systems and processes in co-ordination with Team Leader.
  • Accurately preparing invoices and statements and sending on time to customers.
    Follow-up on past due accounts in order to recover payment.
  • Dealing with customer queries in a professional and efficient manner, resolving issues in relation to invoice payments.
  • Ensuring that customer records are kept up to date and that data is accurate.
  • Posting and allocating payments received.
    Assist with reconciliations, month-end processes and financial reports.
  • Data entry onto the finance system, generating reports and delivering detailed financial information.
  • Providing general support and advice within the functional area of responsibility.
  • Appropriate electronic filing of all documentation.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the team, promoting and maintaining a positive work environment and ‘can-do’ attitude.

Who are we looking for?

  • Active team member engages with others and is a great team-player.
  • Supports co-workers to foster effective relationships, shares knowledge or skills and can provide and accept feedback.
  • Excellent communicator with an enthusiastic, pro-active, and flexible approach
  • Professional, self-motivated, and organized – can work to delivery tasks efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task to meet targets and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to complete tasks to a high standard with a keen eye for accuracy.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a busy-finance function.
  • Qualification in Accounts, Business or Finance.
  • Previous experience in customer service and establishing effective relationships is an advantage
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Computer literate with experience in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Experience of working within shared services environment (Desirable)
  • Confident communicator with excellent oral and written skills
  • Advanced or fluent, German / English bilingual (Desirable)

If you think that you could excel in this role and become a valued member of this team then we want to speak with you! Please get in contact to discuss this opportunity or apply online 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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