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Finance Assistant

Published 12 September 2023
£12.00 - £13.50 per hour
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Job Starts: 12th September 2023
Accountancy & Finance

Job Description

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Location: Northampton

Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum

Type: Temporary to Permanent

Company Overview:

Join a thriving £18 million turnover software business based in Northampton as a Finance Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the finance team's success and develop your career in a dynamic environment. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing finance team who are also predicted to grow their turnover to £40 million in the next six to twelve months.

Key Responsibilities:

Accounts Payable:

  • Process all Purchase ledger invoices and credit notes, matching them to GRNI, and follow up on missing invoices.
  • Ensure accurate invoice coding.
  • Reconcile statements of the Top 25 suppliers and review them monthly with your line manager.
  • Perform reconciliation of the Aged Creditors at month-end.
  • Manage the proforma invoice process, ensuring VAT invoices are processed promptly.
  • Create, maintain, and review Vendor card information for accuracy.
  • Verify and update the latest bank details for Vendors.
  • Handle Vendor communications, address inquiries, resolve discrepancies, and manage disputes professionally and in a timely manner.
  • Monitor invoice ageing and due dates.

Sales Ledger:

  • Generate customer invoices.
  • Verify the accuracy of invoices, ensuring they match the corresponding orders.
  • Maintain Customer Master Data for accuracy.
  • Reconcile the Aged Debtors at month-end.
  • Manage and review Customer card information.
  • Engage in credit control activities, including chasing up overdue sales invoices.


  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar role.
  • Effective communication skills for both internal and external interactions.
  • Strong decision-making skills to manage a changing workload.
  • A team player who is flexible and enjoys collaborating with colleagues.
  • Excellent prioritisation skills.
  • Ability to identify areas for continuous improvement within finance and the broader business.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills.
  • Experience with either Microsoft Dynamics BC and/or Xero accounting software.
  • Familiarity with Worldpay, Sagepay, and PayPal portal would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of AP document capture software is useful.

Additional Information:

This list of responsibilities is not exhaustive, and you may be required to undertake additional tasks, training, and development activities as directed by the company to meet the demands of the operation.

If you are an experienced Finance Assistant with a track record of success in managing accounts payable and receivable processes and are ready to take your career to the next level, we invite you to apply.

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