Finance Assistant: £23,000 – £24,000

  • Chester
  • 23000 - £24,000 GBP / Year
  • Salary: 23000 - £24,000
  • £23000 - £24,000

Heyland Recruitment are pleased to be working with a successful and expanding services company based in Chester who are looking to recruit a Finance Assistant to further bolster their Credit Control Team. Reporting to the Management Accountant, you will play a key role supporting the Management Accountant and wider finance team with financial information that facilitates decision making.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Proactively manage and collect debts, actively chasing outstanding payments and invoices via various channels including telephone and email
  • Maintain accurate client accounts on the finance system
  • Produce and send credit agent statements monthly and follow up on any queries promptly
  • Produce reports to upload on to various payment collection systems and monitor for non-payment on a timely basis
  • Review banking systems for receipt of payments and allocate to booking system promptly
  • Arranging client payments over the phone ensuring they are taken accurately / sending payment link emails promptly and produce receipts if requested
  • Monitor and report on debt balances and overdue accounts to minimise risk to the business
  • Manage client invoicing issues and disputes, communicating with the relevant departments to come to a satisfactory conclusion
  • Escalate difficult accounts, overdue balances or issues and make suggestions for resolution
  • Review and process refunds according to the processes in place
  • Process Travel Agent and Hotel commission invoices.
  • Support the Management Accountant in the process of monitoring and collecting cash in all areas of the business and any other ad hoc duties
  • Continually seek to improve processes and procedures in order to deliver an efficient function

Desire skills and experience

  • Experience working within a finance department desirable and AAT qualified or a willingness to work towards this
  • Strong numerical skills
  • A willingness to adopt a “hands on” flexible approach to all aspects of the role
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and a sense of personal accountability, take pride in the work produced
  • Genuine team player who will demonstrate a flexible attitude to help the team deliver and use own initiative
  • Proficient in the use of IT including Microsoft Office suite, particularly MS Excel
  • Passion or interest in the travel industry desirable


  • Holidays start at 25 days which increase with length of service (pro rata)
  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Hybrid & flexible working
  • Ongoing training & development
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Paid refer a friend scheme
  • Social events

Fnance Assistant
Chester – Hybrid
Part time (20 hours per week)

Temporary (3 – 6 months)
£23k-£24k DOE

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Dan Jones is managing the process for this particular vacancy. Please do not hesitate to contact Dan if you would like to discuss the role in more detail - 07811 594466

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