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Finance Assistant

Location: CENTRAL LONDON, LONDON Salary: 11 - 12 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 2
Posted: 5 months ago Reference: 3040127
Job title: Finance Assistant
Duration: Temporary – 3 months with the potential of permanent
Start date: ASAP
Hours: Full-time - Monday - Friday

My client is a Charity based in Central London, due to someone moving on they are looking for a Bookkeeper for an initial 3 months temporary with a review after that time.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The role includes processing and recording income and expenditure, maintaining accounting records on Sage computerised accounting system, assisting in the preparation of payroll and VAT, and assisting in preparation of management accounts.

Specific responsibilities include:


Ensure the Sage accounting system is up to date so the organisation is able to meet its reporting requirements

Maintain appropriate hard and soft copy accounting records including:

Maintaining the Purchase Ledger - Supplier invoices, employee expenses – getting them authorised, coded, processed onto Sage and preparing payments list. Reconciling the Purchase ledger to Supplier Statements. Handling any invoice queries.

Maintaining all aspects of income including Sales Ledger - Processing receipts and sales invoices on Sage and handling any queries, chasing outstanding payments.

Assist in the preparation of monthly payroll including collating timesheets

At the end of each month reconcile bank accounts, credit cards, purchase ledger, sales ledger, petty cash expenditure, payroll (net pay and PAYE/NI) and other key control accounts. Preparation of prepayments and accruals.

Maintain Fixed Asset Register

Assist in the preparation of management accounts and in the audit of the annual financial statements – this will include liaising with external auditors


Other tasks as and when required by Finance Office, CEO and Trustees

Due to the nature of the assignment you must be able to start work within 1 week or less and be happy to work on a temporary basis.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate processing account to Trial Balance using Sage.


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