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Finance Assistant Whiston

Whiston, Rotherham



Job Title: Finance Assistant

Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Salary: £25,817 per annum, pension, and other benefits

We are recruiting for an experienced Finance Assistant based at Head Office in Rotherham to support the Finance team. This role will undertake a range of tasks and responsibilities and will include assisting the Finance Manager with a wide range of transactional duties to support the accounts function, including supporting the finance function within the regional offices.  

Responsibilities include, inputting data onto Sage 200 (purchase, sales and nominal ledger transactions), checking supplier invoices and reconciling supplier statements, follow up queries with suppliers and liaising with Senior Management to resolve queries, supplier payment runs, raising remittance advices and allocation of payments, monthly bank reconciliations on Sage 200, assisting with the preparation and process of quarterly VAT returns, raising sales invoices, month end statements, allocation of receipts and monitoring debtors, calculating and processing month end accruals and prepayments, preparation and posting of journals and checking and processing of staff expenses.


You will be also be responsible for assisting in the day to day running of the Finance Department and support the Finance Manager with a varied range of general administration duties, preparation and processing of weekly/monthly payroll onto Sage 50 payroll for external clients, ensuring returns to HMRC and pension providers are delivered in line with regulatory requirements, maintaining pension information for associated payrolls and assisting clients with pension declarations, in coordination with the Finance Manager, administer the Organisation’s Educational Grants, responding to enquiries, processing of applications, upkeep of applicant register, communicating and raising queries with applicants and processing of grant payments.


You will have experience of working within a finance function and have a good working knowledge of invoicing, VAT returns, accruals and prepayments and online banking/BACS payments.  You need excellent IT skills including a good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook, have a systematic approach to administrative duties, strong organisational skills, attention to detail with a high level of accuracy and good interpersonal and communication skills.  You must have a driving license and access to your own vehicle.


Experience of Sage 200 and processing payroll is desirable.  Someone working towards AAT qualification would also be desirable.


For internal applicants, please complete an Expression of Interest Form available on PeopleHR and send to


For external applicants, please submit your CV with a supporting statement detailing how you meet the requirements of the role and send to


Closing date 15 August 2022