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
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.