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Finance Assistant

Penns Personnel are recruiting a temporary Finance Assistant to cover maternity leave (approx 13 months) for our highly valued client based in the centre of Sutton Coldfield. The successful candidate will have a proven finance/accounts background, ideally AAT qualified or a degree in Finance or Accounting.

The role - you will be a key member of the Finance team and key responsibilities will include the following:

  • Working closely with the Senior Finance Assistant to ensure the smooth operation of all finance matters

  • Process supplier invoices

  • Liaising and chasing customers to ensure prompt payments

  • Contribute to completing the month end procedures in a timely and accurate manner including raising invoices to customers

  • Credit card allocation and bank reconciliation

  • Completing quarterly VAT returns

  • Inputting invoices to Sage and a bespoke database with speed and accuracy

  • Resolving complex finance related queries promptly

  • Ensure swift payment of invoices

  • Credit control of Nursing Homes and Clinical Commissioning Groups

  • Timesheet, Expenses and company track reminder emails

The Person

  • A genuine team player who can build supportive friendly relationships with colleagues and clients.

  • Have experience of working in a finance department with a good understanding of accounting processes and procedures

  • Confident, smart and professional with a friendly and persuasive telephone manner

  • Organised, positive with a can-do manner. Driven to achieve high standards, hard-working, willing to learn and be flexible to take on new challenges 

  • Willing to accept responsibility

  • Good excel (ideally using v look ups) and word skills

  • Experience of Finance systems, ideally Sage 50

The company work in conjunction with the NHS and various Clinical Commission Groups, the system is a live system so accuracy and a keen eye for detail are a must. Strong Excel skills are required.

If you would like to join a great team in a busy, expanding organisation we would love to hear from you.

The role is due to commence at the end of February and will be for approximately 13 months to include a 1 month handover.

Hourly rate will be £11.00

Hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Sutton Coldfield
£11 per hour