About the role:

We are looking for a Finance Assistant who will support our finance department by managing daily accounting and administrative tasks. You will be part of a team of professionals working to maintain order and transparency for the company’s finances. The ideal candidate will have some previous bookkeeping or finance related experience and be able to work comfortably with numbers and attention to detail.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The Finance Assistant will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day tasks that are essential to preparing and maintaining timely and accurate financial processes.

Bookkeeping:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records, including ledgers, journals, and balance sheets (we currently use Kashflow)
  • Process all invoices into the purchase ledger and ensure appropriate authorisation
  • Prepare and execute weekly payment runs
  • Reconcile all company bank accounts and resolve discrepancies
  • Manage external vendor interactions

Financial Transactions:

  • Reconcile financial differences
  • Set up bank payments such as monthly salaries, HMRC (PAYE), and insurers

Reporting:

  • Support the preparation of annual accounts
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports for management review

Compliance and Confidentiality:

  • Ensure adherence to financial policies and legal regulations
  • Maintain confidentiality of financial information and sensitive data

Jobs may be varied from time to time at the discretion of the line managers, in consultation with the post holder.

Accountable to: Finance Manager

Personal Qualities:

  • Personality:
    • Effective communicator, able to work independently or as part of a team, and adept at conveying accounts information to non-accountant colleagues. Good ability to understand financial processes, understand company processes, and apply accounting practices to them.
  • Personal Situation:
    • Proven experience in bookkeeping or a similar financial role
    • This role would be ideal for someone who is currently studying AAT (Association of Account Technicians) or who has a keen interest in pursuing AAT qualifications
  • Specific Job Skills:
    • Strong attention to detail and excellent organisational skills
    • Familiarity with financial regulations and standards
    • Understanding of company accountancy practices
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other financial software (currently using Kashflow)
    • Analytical skills
    • Numerical competency
    • Adaptability
    • Personable

Why join us:

  • Opportunity to work on innovative projects that have a real impact on the insurance industry.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment where your ideas are valued.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Professional development opportunities and support for continued learning.
  • Flexible work schedule and remote work options.
  • 20 days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays, increasing by 1 day for each full holiday calendar period worked, up to a maximum of 25 day
  • Your birthday off as holiday
  • Monthly and annual bonus schemes
  • A fun and social working environment
  • Peoples Pension Scheme

How to apply:

If you are a dedicated professional with a passion for finance and looking to make a difference in a dynamic and supportive environment, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience.

Join Starpeak Insurance Solutions and contribute to our mission of providing outstanding insurance services with integrity and innovation!

Disclaimer: please note we are only taking direct applications, no recruitment agencies.

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