Finance Assistant

Job Title: Finance Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bishop's Stortford
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-04-08
Reference: V-32067
Contact Name: Uniqua Admin
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 09, 2019 16:14

Job Description

Finance Assistant (experienced or graduate)

Bishop's Stortford

Bonus – Discretionary annual bonus

Working for a high growth online shopping marketplace founded in 2009, we have built up a considerable reputation as a reliable, efficient and friendly online retailer offering more than just an online boutique. Our business has been built on the key principles of honesty, integrity, and the highest levels of customer service. The business is growing very quickly, becoming more diverse, and we will soon be one of the world’s leading online luxury retail platforms.

We are very proud to have a highly creative and ambitious team. We are looking for someone with similar qualities who can think big and grow their future with us. As a rapidly growing business job progression is a real opportunity as our team expands. We also offer lots of perks to help keep you happy and motivated.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Finance Management Team
  • Posting and reconciliation of bank accounts
  • Bank payments with GBP and currencies
  • Maintain Purchase ledger & Sales Ledger
  • Other accounting processes
  • Preparation and submission of quarterly VAT returns
  • Assist with other duties as required from time to time
  • Maintaining spreadsheets for the department (Google and Exel)
  • Managing petty cash
  • Working with sales / purchase ledger
  • Managing the department’s post
  • Processing sales orders
  • Reconciliation of control accounts
  • Processing invoices & expense forms
  • Providing administrative support to the team
  • Working closely with individuals across the business at all levels
Desired Skills & Experiences:

  • Good knowledge of VAT
  • Some understanding of Marginal VAT Scheme (not essential but would help)
  • Confident using accounting software – ideally Xero
  • Some understanding imports and exports (not essential but would help)
  • Work under minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Competent in using Excel, Work, Outlook etc. and Google sheets.
  • Well organized and ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills