Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Finance Assistant


Reference: SM

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £18,000.00

Maximum Salary: £23,000.00

I am currently recruiting for my well established client based in Chester, there is a need to bring on an Accounts Assistant due to growth. This role would suit someone looking to progress within a company and has an appetite to develop skills and study towards a professional finance qualification. This would suit somebody who is level 3 or 4 AAT or maybe a recent graduate with around 1 years’ experience.


The successful candidate will ensure that all bank reconciliations, suspense accounts, third party accounts and control accounts are reconciled as required and will ensure that all customer payments are recorded accurately on the relevant agreements


Key Duties:


  • Ensure daily BACS files are sent
  • Ensure daily Faster Payment file is sent
  • Ensure suspense reconciliations, intercompany reconciliations and control account reconciliations are completed daily
  • Ensure bank reconciliations are completed for all group companies as required
  • Ensure suspense accounts and cashbooks are cleared on a daily basis
  • Import weekly supplier pay runs into Barclays.Net for checking
  • Upload ad hoc payments into Barclays.Net as required
  • Complete daily Barclays.Net reporting
  • Write cheques/process BACS payments to customers in relation to Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) redress payments
  • Update and distribute daily reports for the Collections team (bounced Direct Debits, EPDQ payments and dialler reports)
  • Support the Finance team in the preparation of accounts and reporting requirements as instructed by Finance Manager


Key Skills and Attributes:


  • Good communication skills
  • Consistently meets deadlines
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good knowledge of Excel


Success Factors:


  • Attention to detail
  • Accurate
  • Flexible approach
  • Proactive and able to use initiative


If you feel you have the necessary skills for this position then please apply to be considered for the shortlist


Type: Permanent

Location: Chester

Salary: £18,000 - £23,000 DOE

Benefits: Study package, flexible working hours, proven progression,  free parking and annual bonus