Trainee Finance Assistant

Didcot Permanent £22,000 - £25,000
  • Great Team!
  • Fantastic Benefits!

About Our Client

A fun and exciting, well known organisation based at in Didcot.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities of this Trainee Finance Assistant:

  • Ensuring all transaction processing is accurate & timely and in line with the organisations policies
  • Assisting with the improvement of the organisations financial processes, procedures, and controls
  • Maximising relationships with internal & external stakeholders

Finance Function - General

  • Ensure tasks and deliverables are produced in line with the agreed finance timetable
  • Assist FBP with claim preparation, commercial income, including EU projects
  • Ensure all financial documents are stored appropriately and are available for audit/inspection as required
  • Journal preparation & processing
  • Support Finance team during busy times and provide absence cover if required
  • Support the FA& MR Supervisor and Deputy Head with other activities that may be required
  • Assist FA & MR Supervisor with Management Account Activities such as balance sheet accounts reconciliation, prepayments and accruals, lease commitments, KETO hours reconciliation and data validation
  • Assist FA & MR Supervisor with Quarterly VAT returns
  • Support FBP Team with Project related reporting (Quarterly review reports, KETO recommendations meetings, time sheets compliance etc)
  • Monitoring of Finance and Finance support mailboxes and ensuring that the emails (tickets) were assigned to the appropriate person and responded within 72 hours (3 working days)

Transaction Processing - Bank

  • Upload bank transactions onto the finance system
  • Reconcile bank account daily within the finance system
  • Assist in updating the cash flow statement

Sales Ledger

  • Ensure that all sale invoices are raised accurately and timely and in line with the organisations policies
  • Ensure debtors are settled within agreed payment terms
  • Assist the routine credit control and work with the Financial Accounting and Management Reporting Supervisor to resolve issues
  • Assist with contract and financial year reconciliations

Purchase Ledger

  • Set up supplier accounts and maintain contracts
  • Raise purchase orders in line with the organisations policies
  • Ensure that all purchase invoices are processed accurately and timely
  • Assist with contract and financial year reconciliations


  • Process cash expenses in line with the organisations policies, ensuring staff are reimbursed accurately & timely
  • Process and reconcile credit card expenses in line with the organisations policies, raising any issues with Financial Accounting and Management Reporting Supervisor

Performance Management

  • Manage workload efficiently and effectively

The Successful Applicant

The successful Trainee Finance Assistant will have the following skills and attributes:

Experience and Qualifications

  • Finance background with good finance and administrative skills

Competencies and Attributes

  • Sound financial and office management skills are required along with the ability to communicate well with people at a variety of different levels
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • High levels of IT literacy overall and familiar with Excel.

What's on Offer

  • £22,000 - £25,000
  • 28 days holiday + Bank holidays
  • Study Support - with study leave
  • Pension (10% employer contribution)
  • Enhanced Parental Leave
  • Life Insurance (4x annual salary)
  • Opportunities to make an impact as well as learn and develop further
  • An innovative and friendly workplace with a team you can be proud to be part of
Sajid Hussain
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Phone number
+44 186 520 8474

Job summary

Sub Sector
Accounts Assistant
Financial Services
Contract type
Consultant name
Sajid Hussain
Consultant phone
+44 186 520 8474
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