Finance Assistant

Permanent | £26,000-£30,000 per annum

We are delighted to be working with this successful growing business in helping them find a talented and bright Finance Assistant. With the desire to develop your finance skills and working with an experienced Finance Manager you will demonstrate a good understanding of general accounting and be enthusiastic and eager to join a business who’s values of integrity, innovation, collaboration, and humility are at the core of everything they do.

In this newly created position, you will play a crucial role in supporting the Finance Manager on all financial accounting matters for the UK part of the US owned business.
As a person you will be enthusiastic about playing a key role within a busy finance team and will understand the importance of accuracy whilst paying attention to the finer detail.

The job

  • Assist the Finance Manager with the preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts ensuring accuracy and completeness at all times
  • Calculate, manage, and schedule payment of rebates in accordance with commercial agreements
  • Support Finance Manager in assessing monthly accruals
  • Provide support to accounts payable function, including invoice processing
  • Payment processing, discrepancy resolution and supplier communication
  • Support accounts receivable function
  • Support Finance Manager in building reporting, budget, and other models using Excel
  • Adhoc general accounting support where required

The person specification

  • Ideally part qualified AAT or equivalent 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong general accounting skills to include, accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciliation and accounts preparation
  • Experience of using an accounting system, Sage Line 50 preferable but not essential
  • Self-starter who can work well alone and as part of a team
  • Eager to deliver high quality results
  • Demonstrable intermediate Excel skills with the desire to develop your skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills and good attention to detail
  • Motivated team player with good interpersonal skills and strong desire to support the team
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrable time-management skills
  • Ability to resolve problems and queries quickly and efficiently
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Relevant degree in finance, statistics or maths is desirable

Salary & benefits

  • Salary is up to £30,000 pa
  • Study support – financial and time off
  • Pension
  • Holidays 28 inclusive of bank holidays
  • Flexible working
  • 3 days in the office 2 from home
  • Discretionary bonus

The next step

If this opportunity is of interest, we would be delighted to hear from you, please either click apply or send your CV to the Sitka team on to arrange a conversation.

At a glance

Job title
Finance Assistant
£26,000-£30,000 per annum
Date posted
Friday 1st March, 2024