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Finance Assistant

Company Met Office Location Devon
Contract Temporary Position Salary £19,127 - £21,766
Sector(s) Finance/ Account/ Controlling, Science

Job Description

Salary Information
£19,127 plus competitive Benefits

The Benefits

• 27.5 days annual leave + bank holidays
• Flexible working to promote work/life balance
• Free car park, excellent access to public transport and a cycle to work scheme
• Onsite Gym, open 24/7
• Many other benefits including onsite restaurants and a variety of clubs


The Met Office is a Government owned Trading Fund providing meteorological and climatological services to public and private sector customers both nationally and internationally.

As part of Finance Operations, the Cash Management team provides Accounts Payable, Sales Ledger, Invoicing, Credit Control and Cashier services to the organisation. It delivers against targeted performance levels optimising cash flow whilst managing risk without jeopardising business integrity.

We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced Finance Assistants to join our small, multi skilled team. As well as transactional responsibilities, you will collaborate with colleagues to support us in achieving our goals. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a varied role for an organisation with global reputation and a history of investing in its personnel to advance their careers


Job Purpose
Demonstrating a pro-active approach and sound judgement, oversee transactional processes delivering against team and individual performance targets whilst maintaining accurate, auditable financial records.


Job Responsibilities
Together with the other Finance Assistants prioritise tasks to ensure completeness of the following Cash Management functions in line with operational and targeted requirements:

•Accounts Payable (Register & batch purchase invoices, includes the resolution of queries and influencing of key personnel)
•Cashier (Reconcile statements, set up payments & create accounting journals in accordance with audited process)
•Credit Control (Assess risk, manage debt and resolve queries in support of good financial practice)
•Invoicing (Generate accurate sales invoices applying knowledge of VAT rules and customer requirements to drive efficiency)
•Sales Ledger (Identify & allocate bank receipts, includes liaising internally and externally to maintain integrity)
•Undertake additional Ad Hoc tasks, e.g. contributing to successful audits, as the requirement arises.


Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
1.Experience within a similar role or multiple roles covering a range of activities from Accounts Payable, Sales Ledger, Invoicing, Credit Control and Cashier.
2.Evidence of achieving role related targets.
3.Ability to prioritise workload.
4.Ability to communicate effectively with staff across the organisation.
5.Accurate and reliable under pressure.


Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
1.Competent in using Office 365 and in particular Excel.
2.Working knowledge of basic VAT rules.
3.Holding or working towards a relevant recognised qualification e.g. AAT

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