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Finance Assistant/Apprenticeship

  • Full-time
  • Group Finance
  • Glasshouse, Alderley Park, Cheshire

Key Responsibilities

Processing sales invoices across all group businesses on a timely basis

Credit control

Sales ledger management

Processing purchase invoices across all group businesses on a timely basis

Preparing payment runs – weekly, monthly, ad-hoc across the whole Group

Purchase ledger management

Daily update and reconciliation of the bank accounts across the group companies

Operating and recording the petty cash process for the business

Maintaining and ensuring compliance with the group expense policy and ensuring debit and credit card accounts are correctly and accurately maintained

Provision of support to the wider team on day-to-day, month, and year-end matters covering both internal and external requirements and active involvement in audit and VAT preparation

To work proactively alongside the existing team and ensure that tasks are completed on time to a high standard and with excellent accuracy and attention to detail

Reconciling and analysis of financial data using different types of software including SAGE and Microsoft Excel

Opportunity to own and look after legal entity/ies in the Group front end to back end

Essential Skills

Highly organised with the ability to manage a busy daily workload in a fast-paced environment

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the business


Team player

Experience and confidence using Microsoft packages such as Microsoft Word and Excel

Must be flexible, adaptable with a can-do attitude, and willing to learn and develop

Excellent attention to detail


Desirable skills

Previous experience in an office environment or some exposure to accounts function

Commenced some element of accountancy training for example AAT although would look to offer AAT support/support an Accounts Apprenticeship, for the right candidate

Prior exposure to SAGE software would be beneficial but full training will be provided

Company Benefits

33 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays. Increases with service to 36 days

Company bonus scheme*

Contributory Pension Scheme

Company Sick Pay Scheme

Long Service Awards

Death in Service Scheme*

Flexible working options

Employee Awards

Discounted Gym on site

Cafe/Cafeterias on site

Employee Discount Scheme

Nursery Workplace Benefit

Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay

Free Eye Tests

Free tea/coffee and fresh fruit

Break out area with Xbox, Pool Table, Table Tennis

Company Away Days

Team Socials

Sponsorship for qualifications

In house learning and development

     *Qualifying criteria in place