Senior Finance Assistant

  • Location

    Melksham, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £28000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Mark Buscombe

  • Contact email:

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Location: Melksham

Purpose of the role:

To support the Site Lead and the wider finance team in providing financial and administrative support to the business.

Key responsibilities:

The role will be responsible for:

  • Processing the monthly payroll and ensure HMRC compliance;
  • To ensure compliant with Pension / Auto-enrolment legislation;
  • To assist in the preparation of the monthly management accounts and financial reports;
  • Maintaining the sales ledger to include:
  • Producing customer invoices promptly;

- Posting invoices to Sage 200;
- Setting up new customer accounts and maintaining existing accounts;
- Chasing customers on overdue accounts; and
- Reconciling trade receivables control account.

  • Processing of invoices and credit notes;
  • Processing supplier and expense payments;
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns and EC Sales List;
  • Managing intercompany relationships;
  • Maintaining the cashbook;
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations;
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register and posting monthly depreciation journals;
  • Controlling the weekly collation and input of timesheets; and
  • Other month end reconciliations.

Candidate requirements:


  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Good organisational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Solid team working skills;
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Outlook; and
  • "Can do" attitude.


  • Knowledge of Sage 200 accounting systems;
  • Knowledge of PAYE legislation;
  • Previous payroll processing experience; and
  • Previous experience of working within a group company structure.

Travel requirements

  • Travel to other Group offices may occasionally be required.

Other requirements

  • Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK
  • Candidates must have passed UK security clearance to Security Check level or be able to obtain this level. To gain SC clearance you will normally have had to have been a resident in the UK for a minimum of 5 years.