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Finance Assistant

  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Sector: Finance
  • Salary: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
  • Job type: Contract/Interim/Temporary
  • Date posted: 16/11/2018
  • Job reference: PJO

LMA Recruitment are seeking a Finance Assistant for a global technology company based in Hatfield.

As a Finance Assistant you will be responsible for ensuring the general accounting processes, performed both internally and externally (outsource provider of back office general accounting processing), are completed timely and accurately for the Operational Expenditure (OPEX) and Head Office. You deliver with precision and you will see opportunities where others see challenges.

Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for the accurate recording of all operating expenses for each of the entities in a timely and accurate manner ensuring adherence to the month-end timetable
  • Ensuring month-end review and reporting supports the close process
  • Providing support to external outsource provider of back office general accounting processes to obtain answers for exceptions that arise within the process
  • Provide support service to the LOB's on all operating expense related activities. This will include journal preparation, review of processes, ad-hoc requests to review positions, month-end and year-end reporting
  • To support the OPEX Controller in resolving queries relating to operating expense related queries
  • Review and analysis to support the Tax Department for VAT purposes
  • Ownership of the OPEX processes and results, including balance sheet reconciliation
  • Ensure month end reconciliations are completed timely and accurately; reconciling items are appropriately investigated and actioned
  • Identify and suggest process improvements that generate efficiencies or strengthen our controls
  • Provide direct input into various ad-hoc projects that require understanding and fixing control issues that arise; thereby developing strong analytical and deduction skills
  • Liaising with Internal and External audit to resolve any issues and queries

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Knowledge of the general accounting processes within a large business, preferably within a global organization
  • Good ERP/Accounting system skills - ability to utilise general functionality and keen to develop ability to extract raw data as required when working on adhoc projects
  • Good Microsoft Excel skills (Pivot tables; Filters; formulas)
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrates a high level of ownership and accountability
  • An inherent sense of curiosity and desire to implement process improvement

Preferable:

  • Experience of working with off-shore outsource provider and within an shared service environment
  • Knowledge of SAP accounting system

This is a temp role with the potential to go permanent, the right candidate will be able to start immediately. The role is paying £12-14 per hour DOE.

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