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Finance Assistant

Location: Darlington

Salary: £17,297

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 166394

Job Purpose


To effectively complete the administrative duties for the accounting processes which include financial reconciliations and invoice settlement.

Main Duties:

  • To reconcile daily the bank accounts, including cash book, cheques, debit card transactions, direct debit and EFT reconciliations. Also, place daily the cash orders.

  • To reconcile daily the Returns and nominal suspense accounts to ensure any issues are identified, raised and resolved.

  • To update the purchase ledger system with daily invoices received and ensure the invoice payment runs, recurring charges and petty cash/expense claims are processed in an accurate and timely manner. Assist in the preparation of accruals and prepayments in line with policy for month end.

  • Maintain the Fixed Asset register, including depreciation, in line with procedures, as well as assist with the bi-ennial review.

  • To assist with preparation and reporting from the financial planning systems.

  • To assist in the preparation of financial returns internally for Executive and Board, and externally for Regulatory authorities.

  • To support special projects as required to ensure the Department meets updated regulatory and accounting practices.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:


  • Candidates are expected to have experience of the finance sector and finance administration or to be studying towards a suitable financial qualification.

  • IT literate in the use of, including but not exhausted to, Excel, Work and Outlook.